Raising Responsible Children
Links to articles on Developing Responsibility in Your Child
I really like this one. It focuses on tapping into kids’ desire to contribute.
I like this one. It discusses how to cultivate responsibility for oneself and responsibility for one’s community.
This article is really good! It lays out the assumptions that result in a responsible person or one that feels entitled.
This one will bolster you to let your child learn from natural consequences.
This booklet from the US Dept. of Education is perhaps slightly patronizing, yet there is nothing I disagree with! Scroll to P. 15 for the section on responsibility.
This one has a nice section on the relationship between self-esteem and responsibility. It also addresses how over-indulgence leads to lack of responsibility.
A quick list of ideas and tips!
This article ties responsibility to chores. It also discusses the imperative to raise children who don’t feel entitled.
This one will make you examine whether or not you’re setting a good example!
This article begins with the notion of holding children accountable.
This one takes us outside of ourselves: it’s about cultivating civic responsibility and has some interesting statistics about the benefits of being an involved citizen.
Only one Video
Short and to the point! Children become responsible when they are allowed to take responsibility