How to Raise a Team Player
In being a team player you open doors to lots of different opportunities. Having your child learn to be relied upon in group scenarios will give them the chance to explore many new skills and learn more about themselves as well. It’s important to give your child that space to be a team player.
So in this guide from a primary school in Buckingham, we take a look at the ways you can raise your child to be a team player.
Get your child involved in team-based sports
A common way children will be able to develop their skills is in sports that rely on working in a team. It’ll give your child the chance to explore different sports, but they also have the chance to look at how each role in a team is important to the end goal. Football teams for instance, in their most common form, are a 11-a-side team. Children will probably explore 5-a-side teams first, where each role is just as important as in a larger team environment.
Develop your child’s communication
A big part of working well in a team is being an effective communicator. Your child should be able to talk and delegate well in a team, provide opinion and support others. Those elements are really crucial to a well-developed team, and so working with your child on being able to communicate well does wonders to raising a team player.
Let your child be in charge
While communication and the freedom to work with others is critical to being a team player, there also has to be a leader. The main aim of being a head of the team is to put together a plan that helps everyone, and not to be a leader that ignores everyone’s requests. It will help your child learn to do better with the responsibilities they have and it’s important to teach your child how to behave properly and offer respect.