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Suzanne-Lyons-300x30010-30-15   A Conversation with Suzanne Lyons

If the humans on this planet do not learn how to live less violently, we are done for, personally, in our relationships, and globally.

From the global “war of terror vs. terror” to our polarized congress, the ongoing abuse of minorities, all the way to our personal and inner conflicts, illnesses and dysfunctions they produce – our world needs nothing more than to develop something other than conflict and polarization and confrontation to deal with issues. Unless we all learn how to cooperate, and soon, we are done for; our own violent, competitive urges and training will destroy us all. And if we really want our world to change, we will begin by changing our children, and learning from how we do that. I know of no better way to begin this process than by teaching our kids about the survival and creative value of cooperation – no better way to do this than by helping them learn Cooperative Games.
In this conversation Suzanne and Dr. Miller explore what science has taught us about the effect the games we play as children has had on us and discuss games that don’t teach us to compete (where somebody has to be the “Looozerrr”) but to cooperate. There is even a version of musical chairs you will learn that makes people feel closer rather than excluded.

You will learn about her website, cooperativegames.com, a resource for games from many places, and about her latest book, The Cooperative Games Bullying Prevention Program, that clearly makes the case for using cooperative games to prevent aggression in young children as well as nurture their innate drive to care and cooperate.

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