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Win kids’ cooperation, don’t demand it

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Getting co-operation from kids can be tricky these days.   When I grew up my parents spoke more about obedience than cooperation. In fact, my Grade 2 school report had a section about Obedience. (Yep, I got a tick for Obedience that year!)    Adults demanded obedience from kids back then...and generally got it.   But we also lived in a hierarchical society where men were paid more than women; certain races were discriminated against all over the world; and corporal punishment in schools was the order of the day.  Kids respected their elders, or were expected to.   These days, thankfully, our community is way less hierarchical. All voices are considered equal and mutual respect is practiced.     Adults (parents, teachers, sports coaches, grandparents and others) now must win coop...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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