Considering the importance of having responsible qualities and attitudes, we as parents are required to always be able to teach children responsibility. Even though it is not easy to familiarize our children with a sense of responsibility itself, we still have to do our best so that our children understand what responsibility is and how to apply it in their daily lives. Therefore we need to do it. as early as possible so that we can be more painstaking in giving understanding and examples of responsibility itself to our children.
To be able to teach children responsibility more effectively and efficiently to children, we can do several ways. The first way is to give children an understanding of what responsibility is. Responsibility is an attitude in which we must be willing to accept the consequences of what we have done. Apart from that, responsibility is also an attitude in which we must be consistent with what has been entrusted to us. We can convey these meanings in the language our children understand. In addition, these meanings will be easier for our children to understand if accompanied by examples or direct practice.
Then, we also need to distinguish between the responsibilities we should do with our children’s responsibilities. The boundaries and rules must be clear and firm so that children are easier to direct. It will feel even more complicated when we invite our children to participate in solving the problems that they have done and not only help them to solve the problems as a whole. However, with full diligence and patience, it will give positive results for our children. We can give our children special satisfaction because they have been able to deal with their own problems in a more responsible way.
Start giving lessons to children about a sense of responsibility starting from small things, such as trying to keep children tidy up toys when they finish playing, or get children to wash dishes or glasses only where they eat and drink, or also get used to taking out the trash. in place. Make this a habit, of course, if this little thing can be done well, the next child can be taught a slightly bigger sense of responsibility. An example is when a child quarrels with a friend. Teaching children to apologize is a form of teaching a sense of responsibility to children. Of course, this parent must be fair, then afterwards provide an explanation and understanding of the importance of courage to apologize.
The final step is to repeat the lessons they have experienced so that they will better understand and also always get used to the previous steps. That way, a sense of responsibility will easily stick in our children so that in their future lives, a sense of responsibility will always underlie all their behavior. That is the importance of teaching children responsibility.
Remember, responsibility is not a genetic factor, so don’t get bored of providing guidance and direction and being reminded of the importance of a sense of responsibility. In addition, giving examples is also a good method so that children can understand and understand responsibility. Understand the child’s development, both physical and mental development. So that parents will know exactly what methods are suitable for implementing a sense of responsibility towards their children.