Teaching a sense of responsibility to children

We all want to raise kids that are responsible. And we all want to live in a society where others have been taught to be responsible. It is a world in which adults do not shirk their obligations. So, how can we teach children to accept responsibility for their actions and the consequences of those actions on the rest of the world?

You begin by seeing your child’s responsibilities as something to be enjoyed rather than something to be dreaded. All youngsters want to believe that they are capable of responding — that they are strong and capable of doing what has to be done. They need this in order to maintain their self-esteem and to provide significance to their life. Children are not content with simply being pampered. They, like the rest of us, need to believe that their lives matter to the world and that their actions have a good impact.

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Cleaning up yourself is a good responsibility

Begin by assisting your youngster until she grasps the concept. If you can remain pleasant and nice in the face of the situation, she will learn it more quickly. Also, remember not to be concerned over spilled milk. Though you’re picking up a sponge yourself, giving her one to encourage her to participate in the task at hand, even if it’s quicker for you to do it yourself. Because she doesn’t want to appear defensive, she’ll want to help clean up and make things better as long as you don’t pass judgment on her actions.

Helping hand in charity

Every youngster contributes to the rest of us in some manner, on a consistent basis. Locate these behaviors and make a remark on them. Even if it is as simple as observing when she is nice to her younger brother or expressing your enjoyment of her constant singing. Whatever patterns of conduct you recognize will continue to develop.

As your children get older, their contributions may be increased in a proportionate manner. It will be both inside the home and outside of it. Children must learn to take on two sorts of responsibilities: taking care of themselves and contributing to the family’s well-being. According to research, children who assist their parents around the home are more inclined to provide assistance. It is as compared to children who merely engage in their own self-care activities.

Make a work routine

These are essential in children’s lives for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it provides them with the repeated opportunity to manage themselves through a succession of chores that are not very appealing. The first step is for them to learn the nighttime routine. It includes tidying up toys and getting ready for school. Afterward, they establish effective study and grooming routines for themselves. Finally, students get fundamental life skills via the repetition of home chores. These include washing laundry or preparing simple meals, among other things.


According to research, those who accept responsibility in any given scenario are those who consider themselves to be individuals who are willing to be different and stand out. That’s the type of child you want to have as a child.

About the Author

Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

I am a Parsons School of Design graduate with a certified teacher's license. At Gooroo, my passion is to educate students through an artist's approach, which requires critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. During the elementary years, I think that students broaden their perspective and expression through art, and this skill can be applied to any other fields of study later on. I believe that a true educator can be the key to unlocking every child's potential. Gooroo is a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.