Responsibility is the most important life skill you can teach your child in other words, they are the only person ultimately responsible for their own destiny – It’s all about them!
Teachers and parents can help by providing knowledge, skills, guidance and support – but they are the only ones who can make life happen.
Sounds simple enough, but this is a surprisingly difficult concept for kids to understand – heck, even some adults don’t get it!
You can help your children grasp this concept by teaching them:
Use some examples of things you’ve done well and things you haven’t done well – your kids won’t learn from the choices you’ve made in the past, but you want them to understand that life is all about the choices they make now and throughout their own life.
And the Life skills under the “Life Skills” tab on the NavBar are just as important for children as they are for adults. Read through these skills and ask yourself which ones your child could benefit from right now – and teach them these skills.
You’ll find that the other life skills will become more useful as they get older, so make sure you keep a watchful eye on their development needs.
Do you have a story or some advice that could help kids learn about responsibility? Write a page on it and help kids get ahead…
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