October Theme - Responsibility

What is Responsibility?

Responsibility is fulfilling our duty to take care of ourselves and others. This includes behaving safely and appropriately without having to be told. When you say “I will”, you are taking responsibility. When you say “I will take out the trash or walk the dog”, it becomes your responsiblity. You really need to make sure you do what you said you would do. A simple “I will” turns into a pledge or a promise – a promise that has to be kept. Keep that in mind the next time you say “I will”. 

Someone who is responsible will:
  • Be dependable; do what you say you will do.
  • Finish your homework.
  • Take care of chores at home.
  • Be helpful.
  • Accept the consequences for your actions.
  • Take care of your personal possessions.