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This month we will focus on the character concept, “teamwork.”

Successful, collaborative teamwork can shorten the time, divide the effort, and increase the morale of a group who are working towards a common goal. Great teams accentuate strengths, compensate for
weaknesses, and bring out the best in every member.  Goal-getting just seems easier. Perhaps that’s why T.E.A.M. is said to stand for “Together Everyone Achieves More” or sometimes even “Together
Everyone Achieves Miracles.”

Watch this video as Dr. Robyn Silverman, Sidekicks’ child development expert and developer of the Powerful Words Character Development Program, explains about Teamwork and how we’re going to apply it here at Sidekicks.

We want all children to learn about the benefits of teamwork and effective teams. Of course, all teams do not guarantee the production of teamwork nor do they always guarantee success. Therefore while we must teach children the many positive functions of teams, we also must teach them when to speak up and challenge the culture of the team. Simply going along with the group can be just as toxic as the problem itself.  Speaking up can be tough for anyone, especially children who just want to be accepted. Yet, this is a necessary practice for leaders.

In a review paper published 2 months ago in Leadership Quarterly, Susan Murphy and Stephanie Johnson discuss the early roots of leadership.  As we want our children to emerge as leaders rather
than passive followers, the connection between character development, teamwork and leadership is important. The researchers agree that youth sporting activities tend to build initiative, teamwork, and ability to regulate emotions– all vital skills that can serve them well in future leadership roles.

This month we will talk about the benefits and challenges of working as a team. We’ll pay attention to the teamwork that helps us to thrive in our own lives. What lessons do we learn about working with others when on a team? What lessons do we learn about ourselves?

Please share with your children your experiences with working as a team. How have they benefitted and challenged you?

We thank you for your support. You are pivotal in helping to make our school one of the best personal development centers in the world.

Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers is a private martial arts personal development center, located in the town of Lithia of Hillsborough County FL. Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers teaches children, teens, and adults first and foremost character education and personal success development training through the martial arts.

SIDEKICKS’s martial arts curriculum consists of the Traditional martial arts, grappling, realistic self-defense, and kickboxing.

For more information on the best martial arts training in Hillsborough County FL, give us a call at (813) 661-2224 and ask how you can get started!

Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers is located at 16633 FishHawk Blvd. Lithia, FL 33547

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