Responsibility: Building Block for Positive Parenting #5

Responsibility: Building Block for Positive Parenting #5

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Welcome to the Beyond Discipline: 10 Building Blocks for Positive Parenting Series. This is the 5th post in a series of 10 on the Building Blocks for positive parenting. If you missed them here are building blocks #1    #2    #3  #4 Building Block #5   Responsibility Last week we talked about the importance that freedom plays in child’s life. Along with freedom, another important building block for positive parenting is giving children a chance to develop and experience responsibility. Many parents believe that children are simply too young to do things for themselves. Other's believe that children only learn responsibility when they are punished or experience consequences when they have done something wrong because punishments and consequences “teach a lesson”. The problem is sitting on the sidelines while mom and dad take care of everything, nor punishment…
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