Parenting with Love and Logic (Cline and Fay, 1990) is a book devoted to helping parents teach children responsibility:
- To help a child gain responsibility we must offer that child opportunities to be responsible (p. 32);
- These parents help their children understand that they can solve their own problems… [These parents] are sympathetic, but they don’t solve their kids’ problems (p. 32);
- …love enough to allow the children to fail…love enough to allow the consequences of their actions to teach them about responsibility… (p. 34).
- Parents who build on their kids’ strengths find their children growing in responsibility almost daily (p. 34).
Learning and applying the law of responsibility directly impacts a child’s view of himself or herself, which directly impacts a child’s behavior and output at school, home, and play.
For a detailed look at raising responsible children, as well as children who understand sowing and reaping, respect, gratitude, and motivation, see: Developing Boundaries with Kids: The Big Five
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