GOAL SLOGAN: I WORK IN A COORDINATED AND INTERDEPENDENT WAY, SUPPORTING OTHER TEAM MEMBERS
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Do we ask our children to take responsibility in their domestic duties?
- Have we made them understand that all tasks, even the simplest ones, need to me performed “without switching off their minds?”
- Do we ask our children to take part in housework and other chores so that we can spend time together, doing something useful rather than only spending time together doing fun things?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him to work on developing this month’s skill.
- It is worthwhile involving our children in the organisation of family plans, so that we can make the most of the time we spend together.
- When we are concerned for others in an unselfish way, we forget about ourselves and feel happy. It is a good idea to find out if your child avoids and ignores family issues and “does his own thing”. If this is the case you will need to tackle the problem, telling him what you see and explaining your feelings and needs, while diplomatically how he can help the rest of the family in one or more specific ways.
- Remember that domestic tasks affect all family members and that a happy, welcoming home is only possible if everyone works together.