Dec. 12, 2019

Character Education: Responsibility

Here at CalPac, it’s important that our students are successful both inside the classroom and out. Although Algebra is important, having a good character and being responsible, honest and courageous are just as important. Being Responsible includes learning how to take care of yourself and others, as well as managing personal belongings, school life, home life, and eventually a job.

Responsibility can mean a couple different things. It can mean that you are accountable for someone or something within one's power, control, or management, and it can also mean following through on a commitment you have made. In other words, when you agree to do something, you do it. 

One can be responsible for managing financial affairs for one's self or another person, doing daily chores, feeding and grooming a family pet, keeping your bedroom clean, and arriving to scheduled appointments on time. 

Be responsible for your own actions. 

Five Ways to Teach Your Child Responsibility 

Tip #1: Show Kids the Way—Model Responsible Behavior 

Parents have many responsibilities on a daily basis that can be used as prime examples of responsible behavior. The more they see the quicker they learn it. 

Tip #2: Start Young—Assign Responsibility Gradually 

As a toddler or young child, start with little responsibilities and as they grow add larger responsibilities to help prepare them for being a responsible young adult. 

Tip #3: Praise them—Notice Responsible Behavior 

Keep positive vibes by offering specific praises for responsible actions and share your appreciation. 

Tip #4: Provide Routine and Structure 

Kids thrive on order. Establishing a healthy routine for your child will give them the tools to be successful and develop responsible strategies on their own. 

Tip #5: Irresponsibility has Consequences 

The more you enforce the rules, the more likely they are to follow through on the responsible action. Sometimes kids need to suffer the natural consequences of their actions to develop a habit of responsibility. 

Here’s what our student’s say:

“Responsibility is the act of taking action in hard times and be on top of things even when things are tough.” -Samantha, Grade 6

“Responsibility is if you have a hat that you lost, it was your responsibility because you lost it. And if you lose someone like a child, it was your responsibility that you lost them. That is what I have to say about responsibility.” - Walker, Grade 6

“Responsibility is when someone can take care of something so if they have something they will be responsible for it if it was broke or lost but it can also be a good thing as taking care of it.” - Anthony, Grade 6 

Books You can Read on Responsibility: 

K—3 

The Lorax by Dr. Suess 

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orlofff 

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes 

Pigsty by Mark Teague 

Olivia...and the Missing Toy By Ian Falconer 

What are you doing? by Elisa Amado 

4—5 

Holes by Louis Sachar 

The Giver by Lois Lowry 

Wonder by Raquel J Palacio 

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 

Crunch by Leslie Conner 

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker 

6—8 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 

One-eyed Cat by Paula Fox 

Make Lemonade by Virginia Evwer Wolff 

Under the Mesquite By Guadalupe Garcia McCall 

9—12 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles 

The Boy in the Black Suit By Jason Reynolds 

Response By Paul Volponi 

RESPONSABILIDAD 

Ser Responsable incluye aprender cómo cuidar de sí mismo y otros, así como la gestión de objetos personales, una vida escolar, una vida en el hogar y, finalmente, un trabaja

Cinco maneras de enseñar a su hijo la responsabilidad 

Consejo # 1: mostrar a los niños el camino - ejemplo de comportamiento responsable 

Los padres tienen muchas responsabilidades sobre una base diaria que puede ser utilizado como principales ejemplos de comportamiento responsable. Cuanto más se ven más rápido lo aprenden. 

Consejo # 2: Iniciar joven - Asignar la responsabilidad Gradualmente 

Como un niño pequeño o un niño pequeño, comienzan con pequeñas responsabilidades y añadir a medida que crecen las responsabilidades más grandes para ayudar a prepararlos para ser un adulto joven responsable. 

Consejo # 3: Elógielos - Observe el comportamiento responsable 

Mantenga vibraciones positivas, ofreciendo alabanzas específicas para las acciones responsables y compartir su aprecio. 

Consejo # 4: Proporcionar rutina y estructura 

Los niños prosperan en orden. Establecer una rutina saludable para su hijo les dará las herramientas para el éxito y desarrollar estrategias responsables por su propia cuenta. 

Consejo # 5: La irresponsabilidad tiene consecuencias 

Cuanto más a hacer cumplir las normas, más probabilidades hay de que seguir a través de la acción responsable. A veces los niños tienen que sufrir las consecuencias naturales de sus acciones para desarrollar un hábito de la responsabilidad. 

Butler, Cheryl. "5 Ways to Teach Your Child Responsibility." Quick and Dirty Tips. N.p., 15 Feb. 2015. Web. 12 Sept. 2016. 

Friedman, Alonna. "9 Tips for Teaching Kids Responsibility." Care.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2016. 

La responsabilidad puede significar un par de cosas diferentes. Se puede decir que usted es responsable de alguien o algo dentro de uno de potencia, control o gestión, y también puede significar siguiendo a través de un compromiso que ha hecho. En otras palabras, cuando usted se compromete a hacer algo, lo haces. 

Uno puede ser responsable de la gestión de los asuntos financieros de uno mismo o de otra persona, hacer las tareas diarias, la alimentación y el aseo de una mascota de la familia, manteniendo la habitación limpia, y llegar a las citas programadas en el tiempo. 

Ser responsable de sus propias acciones. 

Libros sobre la responsabilidad 

PK—3 

The Lorax by Dr. Suess 

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orlofff 

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes 

Pigsty by Mark Teague 

Olivia...and the Missing Toy By Ian Falconer 

What are you doing? by Elisa Amado 

4—5 

Holes by Louis Sachar 

The Giver by Lois Lowry 

Wonder by Raquel J Palacio 

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan 

Crunch by Leslie Conner 

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker 

6—8 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 

One-eyed Cat by Paula Fox 

Make Lemonade by Virginia Evwer Wolff 

Under the Mesquite By Guadalupe Garcia McCall 

9—12 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles 

The Boy in the Black Suit By Jason Reynolds 

Response By Paul Volponi