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Raising Responsible Kids – Ideas from Dr. Robert Brooks

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 07-06-2007


Many parents worry about their
kids growing up over-privileged with an over-developed sense of entitlement.   Dr.
RobertBrooks, co-author of Raising Resilient Children, says that one way of
avoiding this is by teaching kids responsibility.  This, in turn, will have a positive effect
on the child’s self-esteem. 

Dr. Brooks believes we all have an inborn need to help
others. From a very young age, children appear toenjoy assisting their parents in different
activities. Dads can teach responsibility by finding opportunities for kids to volunteer from a
very early age. 

Activities such as community walks for hunger or AIDS are good, even
for very small children.  Even if the child only walks a few hundred yards, it is important
that he or she gets chance to participate and “help out.”  Dr. Brooks says that, if possible,
families should consider engaging in these projects several times a year for positive
effect.   By volunteering, kids learn an important lesson:  “Because I’m on this
earth, this earth is a better place,” emphasizes Dr. Brooks.  “This teachesbothresponsibility
and reinforces self-esteem.”

“Dads can also use this same principle to motivate kids to help
around the house,” says Dr. Brooks.  Kids are more motivated by words like, “I need your
help,” rather than “Did you do your chores?”  

Dr. Brooks’ new book, Raising
a Self-Disciplined Child
is due out in September,
2007.

 

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