Teaching Your Kids To Be Trustworthy
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Think of 2 people you trust.
Why do you trust them?
What makes them trustworthy?
Why is that important?
So, how do you teach that to your kids?
Trustworthiness is an important quality we need to invest time in building in the lives of our children.
A trustworthy person is someone who can be relied upon to be honest, truthful, reliable, dependable, credible and safe.
Idea ? Give your children responsibilities
A very simple and easy way to develop trustworthiness and responsibility in your children is to give them age appropriate responsibilities or tasks that you keep them accountable for.
It might be a simple chore or two, like making their bed, picking up their toys, feeding the guinea pig or emptying the dishwasher.
By giving your children something that they can “own” they will learn to follow through & feel responsible for carrying out what is expected of them.
This takes time, patience, training & commitment on your part of course, because kids are not naturally going to want to do things they don’t consider fun!
But over time you’re teaching your kids there are consequences to their choices & they will get the idea.