Parents don't always promote accountability and that's when children struggle. You can promote this by:
- Holding children accountable for not meeting their responsibilities. Being held accountable promotes a willingness to meet the responsibilities next time.
- Making the consequence for not meeting the responsibility less pleasant than if the child had completed the task in the first place.
- Six ways to teach responsibility:
1) Start as early as possible in your child's life
2) Identify responsibilities
3) Use responsible language
4) Use the power of example
5) Teach and coach responsibility
6) Use accountability
7) Tell your children what you'll be doing differently. "From now on, I'm going to start to point out how we meet responsibilities around here. So, you'll have a clearer idea of how many responsibilities I meet and why I think it's important that you meet your responsibilities."