How to Make Your Children Responsible?
Complete Wellbeing|March 2016

Teaching responsibility to your child when both you and your spouse are working may be challenging, but it can be managed with the right approach.

Diana Sterling

Are you tired and frustrated with trying to teach your children how to take up responsibilities in your absence? Are you always in a state of overwhelm and hurry because both you and your spouse are working?

Take heart, for there is a way you can teach your children to act responsible. Kids, teenagers and young adults actually crave to be given responsibility. They may not realise it fully but they want to be thought of as “trustworthy” for handling responsibilities, just like you and I felt when we were at that age. After all, everyone wants to ma er and be appreciated. This is fundamental to human nature.

Show, don’t tell

As parents, we must not simply demand compliance and blind obedience to our commands. If we appreciate that raising a child requires a new approach, we are ready to set new pa erns in motion to allow the child to thrive in a new positive environment of learning.

What do we mean by positive environment of learning? It starts with a very practical and useful “coaching approach” that parents can easily learn and master.

Follow these five steps to make your children more responsible

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