Step Expect Cooperation

Research studies find that kids who are cooperative have parents who expect them to be.Therefore, one of the easiest ways to boost cooperation is to make it a priority in your home— and the sooner you start, the better. Begin by mandating your rules and stressing that uncooperative actions are not acceptable in your family. Then call out your disapproval the moment you see any sign of an uncooperative attitude:

"That's not being cooperative. I expect you to share with your friends. Try again, please." "In this home, we cooperate.You had a turn; now it's Sally's turn. If you can't cooperate, you can't play, and your friend will have to go home." "How would you feel ifJohn treated you that way and took more toys to play with? Next time, I expect you to cooperate."

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