My Responsibilities For Teens Worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Building responsibility from a young age is an important life skill that serves your teen well as they grow older. Responsibility encourages independence, autonomy, and self-empowerment, all of which develop a strong foundation for a self-confident and capable adult.

By broadening the understanding that my responsibility affects another person, your teen learns that their actions affect others and this develops social awareness and empathy. Developing interpersonal responsibilities often grows prosocial behaviors. These prosocial behaviors can be experienced in many different areas of a teen’s life and help them develop as an individual beneficially.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet allows your teen to begin seeing their responsibilities in a more clear or concrete manner. This will develop self-awareness and introspection. By experiencing these skills, your teen has the opportunity to build themselves a foundational respect for their own actions and responsibilities toward themselves and others.

How to use the worksheet.

Sit with your teen and discuss the concept of responsibility. Now help them see the difference between personal responsibility and interpersonal responsibility. To begin allow them to think about approximately five responsibilities of theirs for each category.

For a week encourage them to fulfill these responsibilities. After the week you can have another discussion with them, reflecting on what it was like to focus on meeting their identified responsibilities. They can then add more responsibilities to the list for the next week.

Repeated discussions will be important while the behaviors and patterns are being created.

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Tiret, H. (2015). Helping Teens Learn Independence and Responsibilities Part 3.