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Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 6: Synergize ~ Together is Better! Synergy is valuing differences and then working together to create a better solution than what anyone could do alone. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" ~ Helen Keller
 

Student example: When the class is asked to help clean up the classroom, it goes quicker when everyone pitches in.

 

Synergize is achieved when people work together to create a better solution than they could do alone. You'll be amazed at how much faster and farther you'll go when you synergize! 
 

For young children, forming new relationships or transitioning into new environments can be difficult. Encourage your child to be open-minded, celebrate differences and to create new and     better ways for solutions . At school, Habit 6 is taught in this child-friendly way: When you play with a friend, you might have a good idea. Your friend might have a good idea.

 

Reinforce Habit 6 at home with discussions that focus on defining problems, sharing ideas, and creating new options. Click HERE for family activities!    

 

The following book was chosen to illustrate Habit 6. Common and easily accessible at most libraries and bookstores,
this book is a fun and interesting way for children to connect to the timeless principles. You will begin to see examples in other children's literature and soon your child will too!

 

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams     
Although a fire destroys all of their furniture, the family slowly fills a large jar with coins-enough to buy a comfortable, wonderful chair. Synergy and persistence are at the heart of the story, teaching children that working together and sometimes having to wait for things makes them even more special.