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Part 2: Family Activities that Instill……. Co-operation

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I once heard of a great acronym for TEAM, which I often recall to client’s of mine: Together Everyone Achieves More. That is what teamwork is all about…., working together to achieve more and being more effective in fulfilling the task.

Parents often find that they want their children to be more part of the family (team) and contributing and co-operating, be it in the household chores or your usual typical routines, like family dinners, outings and games. Basically it’s about doing it TOGETHER! Each one contributing their skill, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. And of course, appreciating each one’s input.

I love the way Wikipedia defines Co-operation: “Cooperation is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common, mutual, or some underlying benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit. Many animal and plant species cooperate both with other members of their own species and with members of other species.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperation

So help teach your children to benefit working together rather than being selfish. Sesame Street says it or sings it better….co-op…, co-op…, co-ooooperation!!! Here is a simple video showing what co-operation is all about:

Now, try these activities out with your children to help teach and implement and instill CO-OPERATION!

Let me know how effective the TEAM was.

Have fun!

This article was originally published on PracticalParenting.co.za

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