Asset No. 30 of 40 | Responsibility

40 Dev POS VALUES icon  Positive Values

Responsibility | Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.

TAKE ACTION:

  • Don’t always bail your kids out of trouble.  Help them learn from mistakes.
  • Don’t nag or rescue your kids when they forget to follow through on a responsibility.  Let natural consequences occur (e.g., kids who don’t put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket run out of clean clothes to wear).
  • Talk about the cost of things you buy and how you make decisions about what to spend.
  • If you have a pet, encourage your child to take on more responsibility for pet care as he or she matures.  If your child is interested in getting a pet, work with her or him to do plenty of research on the care needed for the type of animal you are considering.

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