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Life Skills: Teamwork – The Value of Contributing to “The Team”

Each one of us bring something special to the team that we are on.  Even on our most important team, the family, not all of us are going to be good at all things.  On every team there will those who play the role of encourager, compromiser, leader, clarifier, idea person, evaluator and recorder. On small teams like your family, some may take on several roles as the team works towards a goal.  But the point is that one person should not need to take on all of the roles, because everyone can contribute something.  As a brief review let’s

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Life Skills: Teamwork Spells Success for Families

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.” –Norman Shidle I thought this was an interesting quote, especially when dealing with the family unit.  If we want our family to work as a team, there are steps to take first to ensure that everyone can be sure of themselves and the role that they play in the task at hand. First, all members of the family need to have a clear vision of the end result and to see how it will benefit them and

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Life Skills: Finding Ways To Make Teamwork A Part of Everyday In Our Life

When we work together our team is strong, we accomplish much more, and the team is successful.  Our most important team we are on is our family.  How can we practice teamwork at home?  Working together to clean up, do the dishes, work in the yard.  Almost every activity around the house can include the whole family.  Think about how each member of the family will feel when everyone chips in to help.   It certainly is not up to just one person in the family to be responsible for all the cleaning. Children can also be included as they get

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Life Skills: Teamwork Teaches Children To Think About The Needs of Others

In our society even our youngest of children end up on teams involving sports or other activity.  Too often the question we ask is, “How did you do?” or we say, “You did really well today!”  If we want to teach our children about teamwork though we may want to change the words we use, and start very early teaching them about teams and how we can accomplish much bigger goals together than we can as just one person. All of us including children have been on teams.  Our most important team is our family. When we teach our children

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Life Skills: Teamwork Discussions Will Focus on Family and Schools

Our children, just like ourselves, find that we are on a variety of teams.  It may be a school, sports, service project, or for adults we may be on multiple teams at work.  Whenever we find that we are with a group of people trying to achieve a common goal, it requires that we have teamwork. While all of these outside activities are important to demonstrate the qualities of good teamwork, our inner circle of our family is the most important.  In fact it is here in the family that we first lay the groundwork for teamwork, and this is

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