Responsibility: To do the things that you are supposed to do.
Overview: Being a responsible person offers you the opportunity to have a better life. You will tend to make better choices and do the right thing. You will have higher values and be viewed by others as dependable and trustworthy.
It’s not always easy to act responsibly but when you do, it will be well-worth it because it will help build your self-esteem.
Student: Being responsible is awesome because people will trust you more. They will see you as someone that they can depend upon to do the right thing.
So what are some of the things you are responsible for? At school, you are responsible for learning, doing your homework, and earning good grades. At home, you are responsible for things such as keeping your room clean, getting along with your brothers and sisters if you have any, and doing the things your parents ask you to do. In the martial arts, you are responsible for coming to class, doing your best, and practicing what you have learned everyday.
Now, it is everyone’s responsibility to recycle and keep the earth clean. If you or someone you know is being bullied at school, it is your responsibility to tell the teacher.
Being a responsible person is not always easy but you’ll feel good about yourself when you act responsibly by making good choices and doing the right thing.
Mums, Dads : Teaching a child to be responsible is such a valuable life-skill. They will be independent individuals who do not have to be told what to do. They’ll always take responsibility for their actions and will feel a sense of pride when they do so.
You can instill the values of responsibility in a child by giving them chores and tasks at home. Giving them the responsibility to keep their room clean or set the table for dinner will help build their self-esteem. You will demonstrate your trust in them to make good choices and do the right thing when you give them responsibilities that require them to act on their own accord.
The challenge is what to do when a child does not fulfill their responsibilities. Each parent has their own value system but most would agree that some sort of consequence must be in place in order for a child to understand the importance of being a responsible person.
On the other hand, praise and rewards should be given to a child who is acting responsibly. The benefits of responsibility should always be highlighted over the temptation of acting irresponsibly.