When David wants something, he wants it right away. So when David sees his friend Payton's Superman, he borrows it. Well, he sort of borrows it. He borrows it without asking. In fact, David has a secret treasure chest of things he's borrowed without asking.
But when someone takes David's prize possession — his bumblebee bike — he realizes how borrowing without asking makes other people feel, and sets out to make things right.
A Note to Parents and Caregivers by Mary Lamia, PhD, provides more information about this normal phase of childhood development, and offers strategies for teaching children ethical behavior.