5 key things that teach responsibility to students/kids

teaching responsibility to students and kids

Majority of the behaviour of students or, children as a whole, relies on 1 key term - responsibility.

Responsibility is one great factor that is very much important in deciding the growing trajectory of children.

Well, I won’t say that responsibility promises the best future of children but it definitely puts them on the road to a much much shining one.

As a responsible parent or teacher, you do your bit to ensure that your students learn more, absorb more, develop morals, develop self esteem and no matter what happens don’t give up on their principles.

But like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam always focused on self sustaining development by empowering people to earn what they want, rather than temporarily fulfilling their needs; the same mindset can be extrapolated to children/students.

When children become responsible they adapt that self sustaining development instinct which leads them ahead, no matter, what the circumstances are and then a big load gets removed from the head of parents as well as teachers.

When children are responsible, a sense of early maturity sinks in, which in long term, helps them in decision making and better judgement.

Now, the question rises what do we do to teach children responsibility. No worries, this blog Post is all about giving you that information.

So, here are few points which you can apply to do the job of inculcating responsibility to children-

1. Make the bed

The one thing which according to me inculcates responsibility in children is the daily habit of making the bed after they get up.

Under any circumstances, you shouldn’t do it for your kid.

By teaching your kid to prepare bed for himself/herself you’re building a habit of taking responsibility at the start of the day.

2. Household chores

a mother takes great care of her children. Out of love, she believes in pampering her children, taking care of all their needs and making sure that they don’t have to lift their finger up in order to do get water or food for themselves.

A father makes sure that his kids don’t have to work much in morning so he irons their clothes, packs their lunch boxes and bid farewell to them for the rest of the day.

This stays cool when the kids are small but when they turn into teenagers then some of their habits turn annoying to you.

When they grow you expect a little support from them but they don’t provide which may seem a little upsetting to you.

The reason of this is constant pampering,I am not against pampering but it has to be within a certain limit.

In Japan, the schools make students clean toilets as well as class floor just to sow the seed of responsibility in them, the rewards of which they reap in future.

So, if it’s not a prestige issue for you, allow your kids/students to do a couple of household chores.

3. Accepting the mistake

Before writing about this point, I initially thought of it as speaking truth but this blog is not about providing impractical suggestions rather than very much practical ones. In this diplomatic and manipulative world, speaking truth is not always the best option but we will not deep into that any further rather we will stick to the point of ‘accepting the mistake ‘.

Like a task owned by you, your mistakes must be owned by you too. Students and children must know that owning mistakes doesn’t make them any smaller rather it kills their fear. The consequences will not always be sweet because short minded people are not mature enough to understand this concept but in the long term it makes them responsible.

4. Kindness

what’s the reaction of your students or your children when they see less anyone less privileged on the street? Have you ever watched?

What are the odds that your children is going to share that new pen which you got them with others?

Well, in some kids that’s natural but in some it isn’t. There is always a sense of social responsibility that every student or child needs to adapt. This is necessary for students ,for children and in turn for the world of the future.

Kindness is an entity not very much available in smartphones holding people because the eyes are always on social media but on the oppressed.

Make them know what kindness is, what impact will it have on the world outside and what social responsibility really is.

5. Teach them investment

financial responsibility like social responsibility is very mandatory to be taught to both students as well as children.

Money can’t buy happiness is an idiom said by those who already have money. This blog is not about discussing this idiom but to suggest you to save enough money in the future and check yourself if ‘money can’t buy happiness’.

Teach kids about investment, what a fixed deposit is, what a recurring deposit is, benefits of investing, what financial management is etc to bring in financial responsibility in children.

Value of money is needed to be taught and with the changing times, so is the value of investing.

Gone are the days when parents waited for the children to grow up and believed that once they grow up they will automatically turn responsible.

In many cases, this mindset doesn’t work. It is always better to start early with the process of introducing your children with ‘responsibility’.

Your points on this post are welcome in the comments section. I want to know what you think about the content shared in this blog.

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