Friday, September 21, 2012

Rebranding Responsibility (#GYR Giveaway)

How do you organize responsibility in your home?

In order to set kids up for success at school, they need to be engaged in the school preparation and planning process. This means that kids must be involved in planning and preparing their snacks and lunches for the week, they should help clean and select their clothing and should also be in charge of creating their weekly schedules (including chores, sports practices, music lessons, etc). This requires a weekly family rally point (Sunday’s after dinner tend to work well) to meet and go through a mealplanning chart on a large chalk board in the kitchen.

In order to organize and prioritize, you can sit down as a family and create some family goals for the year. This can relate to activities, schedules and even performance in school. Be sure to also suggest some sustainable family goals and actions based on what’s important to you. For example, if your goal is driving less and walking more, the action is to map out a walking route, safety plan and schedule to make it to school and work.

A big part of teaching environmental stewardship to your kids is engraining responsibility into the fabric of your household. Think back to your own childhood and the habits your parents may have taught or passed down to you. Whether it’s how to do your laundry, or what kind of brands you stock your cupboards with, you carry on their behaviors simply because it’s what you’ve always known.

How do you organize chores in your home?

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  1. To help save the enviroment I like to buy second hand and reuse things...

  2. melissa finn9/23/2012

    We recycle and try to conserve energy.

  3. Composting leftover food and returning the compost to our gardens.


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