It’s tempting to do everything by yourself. As parents, we like to make lists and schedules and sometimes it’s easier to discourage help from family and friends. But this also means that we bear all the burden on our shoulders. The Bible says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up…” (Eccles 4:9-12 NIV). Teamwork is the key to success in many things, which is why it is so important that you teach your children the value of working together.
Why is Teamwork Important?
Simply put, teamwork makes accomplishments more probable and more satisfying. When a group of people come together for a common task, whether it’s a school project, a band or a sports team, synergy occurs. The sum is greater than its parts and teamwork can minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths through the efforts of the team. If nothing else, working with others can be a fun and interesting collaborative experience.
Teaching Teamwork to your Children
As your children grow, they need to learn certain basics in life, such as how to do laundry, how to cook, how to use a computer and how to work well on a team. Being in school will likely teach them the value of teamwork, but don’t miss out on opportunities at home. Instead of cleaning the house by yourself, make a list of things that need doing, separate them into “easy” and “difficult” jobs and have everyone in the family pick from each side. Turn on some upbeat music and enjoy the task. Not only will chores get finished faster, but you will bond over a seemingly tedious job.
Parents often teach their children more by their actions than by their words. Show your children the value of teamwork and teach your kids to live by the word of the Bible and love one another every day. For information about financial aid for private school, please contact CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes at (702) 939-5050.