Accountability & Responsibility

Teach your children about accountability and responsibility with the advice in our many articles, blog posts and podcasts on the subject. Learn what "being accountable" really means—and why it's vital to teach it to your child. Teen responsibility isn't just a dream. Step by step advice from straight-talking experts.

Why Fixing Things For Your Child Doesn’t Help

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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Over the years, I’ve  talked with countless parents who “fixed” things for their children—cleaning their rooms, picking up left-behind messes around the house, apologizing for their kids, easing their disappointments, or even typing their teen’s school papers because they could “type faster.” I recall talking to a mother who would stop what she was doing... Read more »

How to Create a Culture of Accountability in Your Home

By Megan Devine, LCPC

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The father's voice on the other end of the eCoaching phone check-in sounded exhausted and overwhelmed when he said, "I know you told me that I have to hold my child accountable, but what exactly does that mean?” It’s an excellent question, and one that we receive often on the Support Line. You’ve probably noticed that... Read more »

Positive Parenting: 5 Rules to Help You Deal with Negative Child Behavior More Positively

By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC

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Do your kids drive you crazy? If you were asked to describe them, after saying, "He's a good kid, but..." would you use words like “defiant,” “whiny,” “unmotivated,” “disrespectful,” “angry,” or “demanding,” with a few positives sprinkled in? If the negatives loom larger in your mind than the positives, the first thing to realize is... Read more »

Stop the Blame Game: How to Teach Your Child to Stop Making Excuses and Start Taking Responsibility

By James Lehman, MSW

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When parents realize that their children might have either a behavioral or learning problem, the first thing many do is blame themselves. Parents are usually very frightened and worried about their children’s behavior. This fear often manifests itself in negative ways. One of those ways is blame. As problems continue, they start to externalize the blame... Read more »

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