As a parent, do you want to teach your child practical life skills?
Do you want to teach your child emotional intelligence (EQ), personal
development or social skills in a positive and fun way without
Do you want you and your kids to have fun as a family while talking about important
How much do you value and love your child? How important is your
family to you?
Parenting is fun. Do you still remember when
you held your newborn child for the first time? It was a thrill. I bet, you could dance all day. You wouldn’t
exchange that feeling for any money in the world.
Like you, I want the best for my family. Like you, I want my
children to grow with a positive attitude in a world of infinite possibilities.
However, parenting can also be tough.
Frequently, our families are bombarded with tough issues and a lot of times, we don’t know how to handle
It’s strange that we learned some complex
mathematical and scientific concepts while we were in school. And yet we never had any formal education on
parenting. Nor did we have any proper schooling to gain practical skills on how to handle the intricacies of
Eventually, we learn about life through good
and bad experiences, trial and error, and informal advice from elders, parents, teachers, baby sitters,
friends, and neighbors.
Now that you’re an adult and a parent and have
gained a lot from life, let me ask you two questions. Is this the best way for your children to learn life
skills? Do you want your children to go through what you went through — learning interpersonal and emotional
skills by trial and error and advice at random?
In my psychiatric practice, I’ve realized that
children face many challenges and complex choices in their communities, schools, and yes, in the streets.
These challenges are difficult to resolve — pressure from peers, bullies in the neighborhood, strangers with
bad intentions, dangerous street drugs, sneaky acquaintances, and interpersonal problems to name just a
Learning how to handle these tough issues
requires more than just random advice and trial and error. Children need more than these.
Our children are precious. They deserve
something more – quality time, quality supervision and quality advice from you as a concerned
I have four lovely children whom I love so
dearly. Everyday, I watch them grow up. I don’t want them to learn life skills by chance and at
Therefore a few years ago, I decided to create
a plan on how best to prepare my children face life’s complex test.
In 2003, I created a game (now Oikos Game)
simply to help them learn practical life and emotional skills. I identified the important issues that children
face and came up with more than ten vital skills that my kids need to address these sensitive
A game prototype was developed and a few weeks
later, we were playing the first Oikos Game. The results were surprising!
Not only did my kids gradually learn
emotional, personal development, and social skills, we also became closer as a family. Since then we
have talked more about sensitive issues such as dealing with bullies, good manners, showing empathy, being
assertive, solving problems and other topics that we would not have discussed without this game.
Oikos Game not only achieved but it also
exceeded my purpose. I thought that if my family has benefited from it, why not other families?
Hence, Oikos Game was born.
Perhaps, you’ll wonder why we chose the name
“Oikos Game”. In the old days, the word “Oikos” means a “house.” Eventually, the definition has been stretched
to mean “sphere of influence.”
We therefore chose Oikos Game as the
appropriate name for this learning tool because we aspire to expand the child’s sphere of positive influence
through this game.
What are the benefits of playing Oikos Game?
- Oikos Game is a
great tool to teach children how to deal with bullies, show empathy, be
assertive, solve problems, face fears, deal with strangers, good manners, and much
- Oikos Game provides a venue for families to talk about sensitive
issues relating to school, community, and family in a safe and secure
- Oikos Game promotes family interaction and openness
- Oikos Game sets a pattern for appropriate behavior through its
situations that portray real-life events.
- Oikos Game helps parents and children deal with common issues in a fun
way, without parents having to nag.
- Oikos Game, through its cheerful and colorful images, promotes and celebrates
- Oikos Game encourages reading and mathematical ability during
- Oikos Game promotes coping and social skills for
- Oikos Game helps children learn emotional intelligence, personal
development, and communication skills through rewards and consequences, repetition,
family interaction, and play.
Despite all these benefits, it’s obvious that Oikos Game alone can’t build your child’s
character. You as a parent should share your precious moments with your child. Every minute of your time
counts to a child. Every minute of your time is a golden moment to a child.
There is no substitute for your loving presence, for your detailed explanations, for your
colorful stories, for your inspiring examples, for your warm embrace during difficult times, for your
laughter on a quiet afternoon, for your sincere effort to be just you.
Oikos Game is simply a medium. So while playing the game, make it an opportunity for your
child to learn and discover new skills not just from the game but also from you.
Parents like you who have played Oikos Game with their children are exceptionally pleased.
They’ve realized the joy of learning and teaching while having fun with their children.
Here’s what other parents have to say
about Oikos Game:
loved this game. It's actually very family friendly, fun, educational and teaches valuable lessons
building life skills that kids need to succeed in every day activities in life...including school/social
and people skills. It's amazing!”
expert, Parent to Parent, CEO and founder of www.AddingWisdomAward.com, and author of family/health book,
"The Oikos Game is not only enriching to the family circle, it is fun! This is mission critical if
we are to use it to its full potential. The makers of this game used great forethought in making an
inspiring, enriching and provoking game. We give them 5 up for mission
Philips, Family Review Magazine and Review Center http://www.familyreview.org/reviews/games/index6.html#78
his professional expertise and obvious parenting skills, Dr. Rayel has created a game for children which is
both educational and fun to play. It teaches cooperation and important life skills along with providing
practice in reading and mathematics. Oikos Game is an excellent teaching tool for small
groups of children who can benefit immensely from the practical skills and values that it
Special Needs Teacher
amazed by Oikos Game and the concept behind it. It teaches a lot of skills that kids can
use in facing the challenges of every day life. Unlike other family games, Oikos Game is indeed educational
and fun without really trying. Moreover, I like the way Oikos Game help families talk about sensitive
Dr. Henry Borja
very pleased with the Oikos Game Level 2 and the kids really enjoyed
playing. It challenged our children to think for themselves about social issues and situations that they
will face from time to time. The questions were relevant and reinforced what we have been trying to teach
them at home. Many of the activities were beneficial in helping to build their
Joy and Louie Best
Unlike many games, Oikos Game is fun even though it’s educational. It is simple even though
it’s different. Oikos Game creates excitement even as it fosters understanding.
Through your effort and the quality time spent with your child, I am confident that this
family game will have a significant impact. I’m very pleased to offer all families and parents this unique
opportunity to own Oikos Game.
Order Oikos Game now. I hope that you and your children will share an incredible and enjoyable
All the best,
Michael G. Rayel, MD
Psychiatrist and Inventor of Oikos Game