Responsibility: productivity: supporting one's self, contributing to society
Today I am going to talk about being responsible. None of us is born acting responsibly. A responsible character is formed over time. One of my job responsibilities is to help you to grow up to be a responsible adult. Your teacher and I want you to feel, think, and act with respect for yourselves and for others. We know you need lots of help to learn all about responsibility. Learning to be responsible includes learning to:
Take care of your own matters. This means that you do not have to be reminded to do things like your homework, cleaning up your room or desk, or going to bed at a time that gives you enough rest so you won't be sleepy the next day. If you are responsible, no one has to remind you. You take the responsibility.
When you agree to do something, you do it. This means if you make a promise to a family member, your teacher, or a friend you do it.. This is important because you want people to believe you. If you are responsible, people can count on you! You are trustworthy!
Admit if you make a mistake. This means that you don't make excuses or blame others for what you do. You will make mistakes but learning from those mistakes is what is important. Being responsible means to learn to think before acting and to think about the consequences of your actions.
Care about other people. This means that you help by being understanding and showing concern if family members or friends are sad. You try to comfort them by being kind and considerate. You are respectful to people and treat everyone as you would like to be treated. You report harmful or bad behavior to your teacher or a trustworthy adult.
Stand up for what you know is right. This means you act the way you should whether or not anyone is watching. You understand what is right and have the courage and self-control to act decently, even when tempted by someone to do otherwise.
Be a responsible person and feel great! Write about responsibility! Be creative!