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What Can a Parent Do?

Brenda Bell, Human Environmental Sciences Specialist, South Central Region, University of Missouri Extension


Many parents are concerned about teaching their children responsibility. Children learn best by example. The following actions set good examples to learn by:


  • Let someone else go in front of you in the check out line.
  • Smile when you agree to do something for someone.
  • Give someone else your chair in a crowded room.
  • Use courteous greetings everywhere you go.
  • Arrive on time to work, church or meetings.
  • Put away your toys, whatever they are.
  • Watch TV after your chores are done.
  • Return things you have borrowed.
  • Get children to school on time.
  • Make your bed in the morning.
  • Open the door for others.
  • Put away your shoes.
  • Hang up your coat.
  • Pay bills promptly.
  • Obey speed limits.
  • Keep promises.
  • Vote.

Last Updated 05/05/2009









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