How to Teach Children responsible
Being a responsible parent means taking the consequences of the act itself. It also means taking the initiative for positive action that can make other people happy. We must contribute positively to the communities in which we live so that we can grow, and live side by side with others in harmony.
There are three basic levels at which children can be taught responsibility - the individual level, family level and social level. Here are some habits of responsibility that the children can be taught from an early age:
The level of individual responsibility
1. Ask them to clean themselves: for example they can learn to keep their rooms clean and quite tidy. Show them how to put the items back after they finish with them. Give each item in the room where so when asked to 'tidy up' you can re-enforce the 'put things back where they belong. After a meal or snack, the children can be taught to take their plates to the kitchen.
2. Ask them to be responsible for packing their own bags to school: for example the night before, they could make sandwiches and pack healthy snacks for school, check stationery, books and homework.
3. Help and support your children to complete homework on time.
4. Ask them to go to bed on time.
5. Make them responsible for caring for their own clothes, toys and other goods. For example, they must learn to not leave things around carelessly, thinking that you'll replace them when lost or damaged. They also need to learn to ask others (eg friends or cousins) not to damage their personal belongings.
Family level of responsibility
1. Teach them to not take other people's property without permission of the owner.
2. Give the tasks that must be accounted for and the whole family depend on - for example, put the dinner table, take clothes from the dryer, pick up the trash.
3. Give them tasks that can improve the lives of happy families: for example, making cakes or cookies for families to enjoy together on weekends, picnics assistance programs, washing / drying dishes; help to make preparations for the arrival of guests to donate to spruce up your home or preparing food.
4. Let your children learn from their mistakes. For example, to build relationships with friends that is peer-group, cousins, other family members or neighbors. When there is a dispute or fight, encouraging them to find a solution to this problem, without harming others.
1. Teach your child to find bin for their rubbish when in public, or take home their trash to throw away.
2. Ask them to give up their seats for elderly or burdened fellow-passengers on the bus or train.
3. Let your children know the importance of not violating the nature of others and become aware of the danger, warning and prohibition signs such as 'DANGER: ELECTRICAL WIRING', 'WARNING: TOXIC CHEMICAL,' 'KEEP OFF THE GRASS'.
4. Teach your children that their anti-social to deliberately interfere with another person, such as hanging out with their friends, they do not have to sit on the wall of a neighbor or cause no bother.
5. Ask your children to respect and treat every comfort the people, no matter what their opinion is. If they cause any damage, it is the taxpayers 'money' which will be spent to fix it.
In the short term, these positive actions will help your children feel good about themselves and families to make life much more enjoyable for everyone. In the long run, you will help your children prepare for adulthood and take the role of responsible citizens, as well.
As parents, we want our children to leave the prospects for a better future. Each of us can teach responsibility to our children, and become productive and contribute positively to the society we live in.. merrym