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Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

HealthDay News) -- Having a keen sense of responsibility will help a person throughout life, and that responsibility should begin during childhood, experts say.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how parents should teach children about responsibility:

  • When you assign your child tasks, make sure you clearly explain what's expected, and keep it consistent.

  • To keep your child motivated, offer plenty of positive reinforcement and praise.

  • Stick to a consistent family routine and structure.

  • Hold family meetings each week to go over your child's progress.

  • Find a discipline method that works well when your child doesn't complete responsibilities.

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