Are you looking for a fun and easy way to teach kids independence and responsibility? As a homeschooling mom of three children, ages 4, 6 and 8, in three different grades who also runs a blog, life is pretty busy!
There are no doubts I am outnumbered here. They are three and I am just one to do everything. Well, I don’t really have to do everything because they need to know that they also have their share of responsibilities in our house.
It is very important for us, as parents, to teach our children very early in life to be careful and responsible for what God has entrusted in our hands: toys, clothes, money, food, our house, etc. As I learned from a friend, we are not raising kids – we are raising adults! Adults who we want to be independent and responsible.
Teach Kids Independence and Responsibility Having a Routine in Place:
In my almost nine years as a mother, I have always run better having a routine in place. I also notice that having a routine in place makes my children feel somehow grounded, they know what they are expected to do when they get up when they finish their meals, or what time they need to go to bed. Not that they ever go to bed when they are supposed to! But that’s another story.
As a mom who needs to run a house, to teach three different grades to my children, and to work from home every day, having a plan in place makes my days run smoother. A routine takes the guessing factor off my daily plans. A have a plan in hands and a list to follow.
Teach Kids Independence and Responsibility Using Checklists:
Lists and checklists can be your best friends when you are running your life on a mom’s brain! I don’t know about you, but if I want to remember to do something, I need to write it down! Lists and checklists keep me focused and help me not to waste time.
Having checklists in place for each of my children daily have also helped them to focus on what they need to accomplish. I don’t have to be telling them what to do a million times. Having a daily routine in place and a weekly checklist keeps us all accountable, focused and productive!
Download These Free Printables to Teach Kids Independence & Responsibility!
I have created these beautiful printables I’m sharing with you to help my children being independent and more responsible!
You can either print these every week or print it once and laminate it and have it in a clipboard for each of your children. Because we use a binder for their homeschool work, I choose to print a few copies and keep it in the side pocket of their homeschool binder. The moment they open their binders on Monday morning, they know exactly what they need to accomplish daily.
Teach your kids independence and responsibility with these FREE printable checklists!
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Your Turn: Are you looking for a way to foster some independence and accountability in your child? I would LOVE to hear how these checklists will work for you! Please comment below and let me know. 🙂
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