- Identify something that your child does well such as a sport, hobby, or household chore. Explain to your child that responsible people help others. Work with your child to find a younger neighbor or friend who might need help learning to do what your child is good at doing (for example: throwing a ball, painting, or riding a bike).
- Visit http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity with your child to learn together how many people practice responsibility by recycling.
- Help your child learn to care for a pet. Use the chart below to list pet-caring responsibilities for you and your child, and hang it in a public space. If you don’t have a pet, use the calendar for a chore chart. Discuss a small reward for your child if he or she shows responsibility by honestly filling in the chart for the week.