Activities at home
Create a Responsibility Chart
Make a list of things you are currently responsible for and things you would eventually like to be responsible for. For example, you may currently have chores such as picking up your toys, but you may want to set a goal and work towards a bigger chore, like taking out the trash! Talk with your parents about how you can show off your growing responsibility and add new responsibilities to your list!
Parents, you can post this list in your child's bedroom or in a common living space to serve as a reminder of responsibility. If your child is showing interest in gaining more responsibility, please support them as much as possible. This can be a big opportunity for growth!
Keep a Responsibility Journal
At the end of each day, write down or draw all the ways you were responsible. Take time to reflect on how you felt when you did behave responsibly. You can also use this time to think about situations where you maybe weren't as responsible and what you could have done differently.
Parents, this can be a great way to bond with your child and reflect on the day. If they have been having difficulties finishing a specific chore and today they finally complete it, celebrate that accomplishment!
If you are struggling with responsibility, a great way to learn is by asking to be a helping hand around the house. Your parents can give you tasks, monitor you, then explain how you did! As you become more helpful, your parents can make the challenges more difficult!
Parents, this can easily be used as a game to earn rewards, such as extra playtime, dinner of their choice, or something new! Choose something that will motivate your child. When assigning new task, make sure it is age-appropriate, you can monitor without intervening, and you give constructive feedback once the task is complete.