DEVELOPING RESPONSIBILITY IN CHILDREN
Responsibility cannot be “taught", it must be given. Some ways to do this are:
1. Never do for a child what he can do for himself.
2. Encourage a child’s first attempts to help you or to do things for
3. Give a child credit for trying to help out.
4. Give plenty of time to learn.
5. Don’t criticize or make fun of poor results. Encourage him to try again
and carefully steer him toward a better way. We all make mistakes!!
6. When a child is ready for larger responsibilities, let her take them on.
7. Let a child know you trust and have confidence in him.
8. Praise for effort as well as performance.
9. Let you child make mistakes without feeling guilty.
10. Be sure your child knows that her help helps the whole family.
11. Admit your own mistakes when you make them.
12. Never make fun of or ridicule a child.
13. Don’t keep punishing for the same offense. Help your child find a better
14. Don’t demand more of a child than he/she can give.
15. Remember, “A child needs encouragement as a plant needs water and
Let your child make some decisions herself/himself.
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