Responsibility: Teaching Accountability for Their Actions
A person of character is responsible, diligent and accountable. A person of character considers the consequences of his or her actions before acting. A child is not born with these character traits; they are learned through experiences from birth. These factors play a fundamental role in children's growth and development.
Consider the following examples of "do's and don'ts."
- What you're supposed to do.
- Pursue excellence. Do your best in everything you do.
- Show self-control and self-discipline.
- Think before you act.
- Blame others for your mistakes.
- Give up easily.
- Let others down who are counting on you.