Hoping a little list can teach responsibility
Do you ever get tired of repeating yourself... asking your kids if they have done what you requested? Did they brush their teeth? Put away their clothes? Make their bed?
Tired of sounding like a broken record, I am currently trying something different. I made two simple lists: one for the morning routine and one for the bed time routine. Then I taped the lists to the bathroom mirror for all to see.
Fortunately, my kids actually enjoy completing to-do lists (they even told me things they thought should be added to the lists), so I have high hopes that this will work for us.
I still remind them of the list itself, but I no longer have to keep a mental checklist of what each child has or hasn't done. I am essentially giving their problem back to them. It's up to them to take care of it.
Hopefully these little lists will help foster more independence and responsibility in my little people. What are some ways you try to encourage responsibility in your kids?