Teamwork discussion

super-momTeamwork is our word of the month. There are times when we must work alone, but most of us enjoy having the help and company of a team to accomplish tasks. Teams make the tasks easier and more fun as general rule, unless of course someone on the team has an attitude of being better than the others or does not play full out.
A team is never about just one person – it is about the team and the power that comes from the concerted effort of a group of individuals. While teamwork can be used in different parts of our life, home, school, work and recreation, I believe our most important team is our family.
How do we approach tasks at home? As parents sometimes it seems feels more efficient to just do the job ourselves, or if we want it right we will just do it ourselves. But is it fair to the one person doing the work? Are we teaching our children the responsibility they have as a part of the team.
Young children like to play games. I would like to suggest that as we are teaching our children about teamwork make it fun and create games for getting things cleaned up or in helping in whatever the tasks are around the house. At the same time be sure to talk about the family team. They will get the idea that they are a part of a group of people who have a purpose or goal that if they work together will accomplish much and have time for more fun things to do.
This weekend is Mothers Day. Mom’s are many times the ones who carry an unusual amount of the load at home. Be sure to express your appreciation and work on taking some of the load from her, not just Sunday, but for the rest of the year.

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