Helping Teens Understand the Importance of an Underrated Virtue: Cooperation


The saying “no man is an island” is just as true today as when John Donne penned it in 1623. Cooperation is a virtue that is extremely positive for teenagers especially. Learning to work together provides teenagers with many different skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. Many teenagers feel as if no one understands them, and this tends to promote anti-social behavior. Red Rock Canyon School’s residential treatment center uses group therapy to help troubled teens work together and better understand one another. If you are a parent that wants to know more about Red Rock Canyon School and the therapy that we provide for teenagers, please call us today at 866-452-8121.

Why Cooperation is Important in the Lives of Teenagers

Cooperation is a virtue that is able to be used in many facets of life. From sports to careers, the best and brightest in history became so because they were able to cooperate with their fellow man. No great achievements were ever accomplished without some sort of external input. This is something that teenagers may struggle to understand. Having real perspective on life can be difficult in adolescent years, but positive role models that stress the importance of cooperation can have a major difference on the lives of troubled teens.

More and more adolescents end up taking part in behaviors that are negative. Teaching troubled teens to cooperate with one another can teach them to uplift one another as well. Parents have a major influence on the lives of teenagers and where they go in life, but as adolescents get older, peers tend to have much more say when it comes to influence. If teenagers can learn to cooperate in a positive way, they can set examples for one another to follow. 


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