How many of you out there are list makers? Me! (raises hand) Wether or not you are, hopefully you will like these Children’s Responsibility Charts. Back to School is upon us! This could be a great time to teach our children and/or help them develop more responsibility. This is what I’ve come up with to help:
Children’s Responsibility Charts
The dictionary describes responsibility as the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management. Parents have the responsibly of raising their children, and children have responsibilities to learn and grow up to be responsible adults.
I love this quote from Ann Landers:
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
Sometimes the easy way is to do “all the things” for our children but in the long run it’ll do them good to start taking more responsibility at a young age. When school is back in session there will be plenty of opportunities to develop these responsibilities. That’s why I created a “To Do” list or “Back To School Responsibility Chart” for parents and kids to use.
I made 2 versions that you can personalize to your own needs. I like these because they are great for pre-schoolers through high school. It can help parents and children stay on top of accountability.
Some of the things that can be include on them are:
service or helping others
being a good friend
lessons and practices
…and so much more!
You can download your Back To School Responsibility Chart here :
Here’s the weekly version. It can be used as a to do list for the week and has many rows for responsibilities to accomplish and track.
The Monthly version has 5 rows for weeks to track certain responsibilities on a weekly/monthly basis. You may want to just use it for homework and a couple of other things. I left all the rows blank so you can fill them in how you wish.
I’d love to see how you get creative with these. Hopefully they can help your school year run smoother and happier!
(I first shared this post on The Idea Room’s Summer Series.)