The Importance
Of Children's Cooperation

Children's Cooperation Is Good Behavior

The best way to teach Good behavior, including Children's Cooperation, is by Communication and example. Otherwise known as Leadership.  

This premise applies equally to Leaders of every discipline, with special emphasis for Parents.

Parents hold the most responsible of Leadership Positions. That of Leading Humanity into the future, via the Attitude of their Children.

Children - and others - must see our behavior as: 

Parents have the most responsible leadership position of all
  • Natural
  • Consistent
  • Balanced
  • Fair

And . . .

  • Transparent

Practicing our own mind expansion efforts, founded upon a sound Healthy Ego, consciously influencing others, for the better, via our own behavior, is the most important function an individual can be engaged in.

Our Influence is the significant factor. Not force. A Healthy Ego has no need nor use for force.

Children absorb and mimic Parental Behavior as a sponge soaks up liquid. If we use force on children, then children will learn force. Intelligent Persuasion will not be in their toolbox of life skills.

Teaching Children Cooperation By Example

The most effective way for children to learn the power inherent in cooperative action is for cooperation to be part and and parcel of their daily activities, with concerted emphasis on the importance of listening. A skill that will benefit them throughout their life.

Impressing crucial this life skill on young minds can be achieved by involving children in daily activities at every opportunity, no matter how mundane. Repetition pays dividends, and  any mundane activities can be spiced up with a bit of Imagination.

Children are eager to learn

Improvising games from workaday activities where Parents and Children can contribute to game construction, draws the Principle of Cooperation and other elements of Personal Development to a child's attention, in such a manner that it brings these Mind Tools to vibrant life.

Children witnessing their parents operating together as a silky smooth team, resolving problems with equanimity, and foresight, as a matter of course, ever experience a deep sense of security. A sense of security that is obtainable in no other way.

The practical requirement, for this same deep sense of security, does not diminish or wane as one matures, either age wise, or mind development wise. Children's Cooperation is the mere starting point of wholesome relationships, where security reins supreme.

As adults, security, derived from wholesome Cooperative Relationships, is the foundation of a stable, productive society. This astute sense of security, contributes generously to attaining personal happiness, and frees an individual's Mind of conflict, enabling one to focus solely on Creativity.

 Profound Statement

“Give me the boy until he is seven and I will give you the man” Allegedly the motto of the Jesuits, the religious order that educated René Descartes, rings true. 

Contemplating the momentousness of this profound statement leaves an intelligent observer in no doubt of it's implications. The Beliefs - Good or bad - inculcated on a young Mind during this brief period, last a lifetime. And can only be changed using extreme Conscious effort on the part of the individual.

But changed they can be.

René Descartes Is A Stand-out Example

Fortunately for modern generations, Descartes had the temerity, magnanimity, fortitude, strength of character, and nous, to question the mind numbing twaddle he had been taught. In so doing, this Brilliant Mind changed the World by ushering in the foundation upon which modern scientific Thought is so soundly established.

History soberly informs the serious inquirer, that few minds question what they are taught in this World changing fashion.

Despite Descartes efficacious foundation, which should be the rock of stability we all walk on, in all our dealings, most Humans traverse life with questionable early beliefs, whatever those beliefs may be, clashing with others whose beliefs differ, frequently to the point of violence.

What most Humans learnt during those early years rule their often whimsical lives.

Better by far to to teach children Principles that lead to Habits that guide individuals through the inevitable vicissitudes of life. Principles that facilitate and allows them to accomplish their dreams. All the while adding to the joy of the World.

Cooperation is one such Principle paramount to a successful Life.

Definite Responsibility

Impressing the Principles that are instrumental to a successful Life, such as Cooperation, on young Minds, imposes a definite responsibility on Parents and Teachers in particular, and others in general, to  behave in a consistent manner that imparts decency to impressionable young minds.

In both speech and deed.

It also leaves an intelligent observer in no doubt as to the importance of the role Parents play in shaping future Society.

The less developed an individual's Mind is, the less likely he or she is to cooperate unless it is to his or her immediate and direct advantage.

Parents are privileged with the first, and best opportunity to positively shape their offspring's temporarily malleable Mind. Attaining a highly desirable state of mind by instilling Values and Principles to live by, of which Children's Cooperation constitutes the pivotal mechanism.

Communicating With Our Children Is Essential

Perhaps the first thing a child should understand about Life is that they are a component of Nature. A child should comprehend, as young as possible, that all Human Beings have access to a Higher Self, that enables an individual to Think sanely and lucidly in order to accomplish goals, without resorting to the desperation of evil. Of any description.

We all have a higher self

Teaching and monitoring children's cooperation is a key element of this understanding.

Children Possess Two Outstanding Qualities

  • One - They are eager to learn
  • Two - They can consider concepts without bias

Hence children's ready acceptance of whatever philosophy is placed in their path.

Including the particularly dangerous state of of omission, where parents, and teachers, neglect their young charges intellectual development.

Neglect exposes unsupervised young minds to whatever influences their environment offers.

An unnecessary scenario that is more common than a Thinking person would like to accept.

Children Are Capable

Young children are more than capable of comprehending complexity. It has been this author's experience that when he treats children as very intelligent they respond very intelligently. 

He does this, as a matter of course.

Learning and communicating is fun, just serious fun. When we have learnt something useful, we can afford to engage in silly fun.

Communication between child and parent consolidates understanding and boosts that child's self confidence and self esteem. It would seem that it is never too early to communicate with a child.

The Real Enemy

The real enemy of children's cooperation is selfishness. Overcoming this obstacle early by involving children in the above mentioned daily activity, using ordinary situations to spark communication and impart the wholesome values they will live and succeed by, will go a long way to avoiding the crisis Descartes found himself facing.

When Your Good Work Is Done

If perchance, your offspring happen to question what you taught them, they will confirm your dedicated efforts positioned them on the right path in Life, and thank you.

You, in turn, can rest peacefully, confident in the satisfying knowledge that you have attained the most important goal a parent can aspire to.

 Children's Cooperation Rocks!

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