CO-OPeration is balancing one’s own needs and wants with the needs and wants of others.
Cooperation, correlation, and collaboration are learned skills we start developing before we can walk.
Here are gifts to teach and share with toddlers to teens during play, tasks, and focused learning.
- Take turns
- Explain the rules (limits & requests).
- Teach problem-solving.
- Offer choices when possible.
- Give ideas, not commands. Suggestions elicit cooperation.
- Share positive reinforcement.