Raising Responsible Children

Links to articles on Developing Responsibility in Your Child

 

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/character/responsibility

I really like this one. It focuses on tapping into kids’ desire to contribute.

 

https://www.parenting.com/article/raising-a-responsible-child-21354381

I like this one. It discusses how to cultivate responsibility for oneself and responsibility for one’s community.

 

http://www.dunwoodypsychologists.com/Articles/raising_responsible_versus_entitled_children.htm

This article is really good! It lays out the assumptions that result in a responsible person or one that feels entitled.

 

https://www.care.com/c/stories/5219/9-tips-for-teaching-kids-responsibility/

This one will bolster you to let your child learn from natural consequences.

 

https://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/citizen/citizen.pdf

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.

 

https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/responsibility-and-chores/developing-responsibility-in-your-children/

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.

 

https://www.smartickmethod.com/blog/education/pedagogy/responsibility-children/

A quick list of ideas and tips!

 

https://afineparent.com/building-character/teaching-kids-responsibility.html

This article ties responsibility to chores. It also discusses the imperative to raise children who don’t feel entitled.

 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/behavior/5-ways-to-teach-your-child-responsibility

This one will make you examine whether or not you’re setting a good example!

 

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/teflon-kids-why-children-avoid-responsibility-and-how-to-hold-them-accountable/

This article begins with the notion of holding children accountable.

 

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/how-to-teach-your-kids-about-civic-responsibility

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.

 

http://missourifamilies.org/features/parentingarticles/parenting96.htm

 

 

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/encourage_responsibility_in_young_children

 

 

Only one Video

https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/teenager/responsibilities/teaching-children-responsibility

Short and to the point! Children become responsible when they are allowed to take responsibility