Reading books about accountability and responsibility to kids is a great way to supplement some of those difficult conversations about challenging concepts.
“He did it first!”
“She told me to do it.”
“You never told me I wasn’t allowed to do that!”
These are all lines that kids will use to avoid ‘getting in trouble‘ or to use as a way to escape blame. But, accountability is important for kids. It’s also important to learn how to be responsible for one’s own actions. There are some ways that we as parents can encourage this in our kids, and part of that begins with removing the fear of punishment and using positive discipline instead.
Books that Help Kids Learn Accountability and Responsibility
Accountability for kids means accepting responsibility and acknowledging the power and control over one’s own choices. This is a difficult concept for kids and many resort to blaming their behavior on the actions of someone else, or what occurred first. Check out my post here for some tips on teaching accountability to kids then grab some of these books about accountability and responsibility.
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Books About Accountability and Responsibility
This list of books that can be used in conjunction with those tips to help your kids really understand what you mean by taking accountability and responsibility for their actions. From knowing and following the rules as being accountable for actions, to taking responsibility when making a bad choice, these books will help kids see the value in doing so.
Have you read any of these with your kids? Do your kids seems to respond well to learning new concepts through books?
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Tips for Reading with Your Child
>Ask questions about what your child thinks will happen.
>Ask how your child felt about the choices made in the book. Would they have done things differently?
>Point to pictures when reading about them.
>When finished, ask your child their favorite part of the story.
>Use your inflection to really help your child understand how the characters feel.
>Tell your child what you thought of the story. The lesson doesn’t have to end at the end of the book, use the story as a talking point to begin your conversation.
Enjoy reading these books about accountability with your kids! Comment below and let us know if you have any other suggestions!
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