From time to time sharing the workload among playgroup families can cause concern and at times result in drama if not dealt with promptly. Your playgroup may have an issue with sharing the workload if any of the following happen:
One great way to move forward is to SHIFT the focus from negative to positive.
Think about all the ways you’re benefitting from being involved and what you’re learning. Don’t worry that someone else isn’t helping – they might not know how to get involved or they might be scared they might do something wrong!
By watching you enjoy yourself more people will be willing to lend a hand. Volunteering has its own rewards and by empowering people to join in – without fear of being judged if they do something in their own way – you will soon find the whole dynamic changes!
Little Things you can do…
For more details simply download a copy of the online Playgroup Manual and navigate to Chapter 6 – Organising your playgroup or Chapter 7 – Managing your playgroup.
Kath is a 40-year-old mum of three who works part time and enjoys reading, writing and catching up with other stressed out mums in her spare time. Usually she’s racing against the clock to make her boys (+ husband) arrive anywhere on time and feels quite the talented mother when two out of the three make it out of the house with shoes on!