You know, there is one important way to teach someone something and that is by the power of example. This is what I was reminded of lately by my own daughter. It is not enough to teach by words but is extremely important to teach by your attitude.
My daughter, now 8 month old, gladly shares with me, her father, her sisters, and her teddy bear when she eats something. Including pacifier, remote, my iPhone or any other toys she is chewing on. This happened because each time I would eat something mainly fruits or veggies (safe foods for babies) I would give her a taste of it as well. By me sharing with her she is now sharing with me and others.
I think this makes her feel like the big people , like she is empowered but her acting so sweet at this age and sharing I think is great and makes me proud. Hopefully this will remain as a foundation of her personality. 🙂