Tweens are children who are not yet teenagers, but they are just about there. At this age you will find that a lot of tweens end up getting themselves into a lot of trouble. The reason why is because tweens are not taught the importance of responsibility. If you start at a young age to teach your child about responsibility, they will benefit from it later on. Now that they are tweens you will definitely want to start helping them understand the importance of responsibility. Below you will find several ways that you can help your tween learn all about responsibility.
Chores are a great way to teach kids responsibility
It is surprising to see how many tweens have never been given the responsibility of chores. Learning to keep one’s home clean, and neat is a very important skill that children should learn. Giving them the responsibility of chores is a great way for them to learn to care for themselves. You can very easily make up a list of chores that your children would need to have done. They can check off each item as they complete them each day.
Tweens still need a few reminders here, and there for homework assignments, but they really need to learn how to do it themselves. In some cases charts work well to give young teen’s incentive to getting their work done. When there work is finished they can easily check it off the chart. Let them know that you will not be constantly reminding them of their homework assignment, and that they will need to care for it themselves.
Consequences when work is not done
If there chores, or homework assignments are not complete you need to have some consequences in place for them. The only really way to help young tweens learn responsibility is to make sure there are following through on what they are given. Once they realize that there are consequences for not getting their work done, they will be more likely to get things done without being asked.
Learning about finances
This is a great age to teach young children about financial responsibility. At this age they should know the basics about money. To help them fully understand how their finances work, you can attach chores, and homework to a weekly allowance. If there work is not done, they will not receive their allowance for the week. This is very similar to what they will face in the real world when they grow up and get a job. If you don’t perform your job properly or get it completed this can affect your pay. Why not teach them this important lesson when your children are young. This way when they mature they will already have learn the importance of being responsible when it comes to money.