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Encouraging responsibility

Giving young children responsibility for small things gives them a way to contribute to family life and feel good about themselves.

Supporting children to participate in community activities also builds their resilience.  Why?  It builds positive relationships, provides them with direction in their lives, and gives them opportunities to develop their strengths and talents.

Encouraging children to take responsibility and actively participate makes them less likely to misbehave due to boredom or to gain attention.  It builds self-regulation and increases their self-esteem and confidence.

Learn how to encourage responsibility and participation .