Every parent dreams of teaching their kids responsibility and making sure that as they grow up they become adults who are capable of being good Samaritans. However, the road to this goal is a long one and you will always have to make sure that you do the right thing and follow the right rules yourselves. Here are some tips that can help you out.
Start teaching them early
by the time kids are about 18 months old they can understand and execute basic commands given to them such as, “put your cup there” or “do not scream”. The trick is to give them simple tasks to do and to keep the commands that you give them as simple as possible. Also be sure to not pressure them too much as that will simply have a negative impact only.
Pets can help teaching responsibility
Believe it or not, having a pet in the house can and will teach your kids responsibility. Caring for the pet and spending time with them not only helps them learn how to be responsible but also gives them good qualities such as compassion and empathy.
Get them to pitch in
When you are completing your chores, get your child to pitch in as well. For example, you can do something like asking them to wipe the counter top down after dinner while you are washing the dishes. You could ask them to put away their toys while you are cleaning the room of their floor.
Teaching toddlers responsibility does not always have to be something that is hugely complicated and difficult. If you use your common sense, there are a million ways in which you can get them to learn this on a daily basis with little things around the house.