ANSWERS: 37
  • Yes, but in graduated steps. Having a 6 month old responsible for mowing the lawn is a bit much.
  • That's a parent's job. Problem is society seems to be trying to make all forms of discipline into abuse.
  • Yes. If not, people will bumble through life without a care for how their actions could affect others.
  • Yes , at least try to teach them from a young age it then becomes a part of their growing character.
  • Yes from day one.
  • I sure do. They don't have Accountablity 101 in the school or most places of worship so where else could it be learned but at home from the parent(s).
  • Yes. Just as parents should be accountable for their own choices and actions. (Naturally, age and developmental factors need to be taken into account).
  • I thought that was all part of parenting and teaching them to be a decent, respectable human being. We all need to learn that and if we don't do it by our parents hand, where the heck are we going to learn it? EDIT: SO does the person who DR'd me think parents shouldn't teach their children this? An explanation could possibly teach me something, teach all of us:-)
  • Absoultely.If they blame eveyone else for their blunders,their never going to ge anywhere in a job or relationships.
  • Absolutely. I think that this is a major problem with young people nowadays. Parents make all sorts of excuses for their kids behavior. I think it means that they didn't do so good a job as parents, and they don't want to be held accountable for that.
  • aahhh, well now isn't that a thought.
  • Yes, before it's the police or something.
  • yea. or else you're going to have more unhappy kids who can never jump into reality and blame their parents for everything. i swear some of the kids in my area have never been able to say "it's my fault" and i even knew of one girl whose father paid for her traffic ticket! yes i definitely kids should be taught to be accountable for their own actions
  • if they don't then they will have some pretty screwed up adults on thier and socitys hands
  • is that not the point of a parent??
  • Yes I do, if we the parents don't teach them who on earth is going to do it? Kids must from an early age learn to assume their responsibilities and therefore be accountable for their actions, it is one of the most important tasks in parenting. Regards.
  • definitely. nothing else makes sense.
  • Yes, although it requires good timing and a tid of effort on the part of parents. The children are the future build of our lovely earth. They have to be given the tools, exposed to as much as parents can share and then THEY (children) have to do the rest. The successful endstate is a 2 phased approach...parents helping out and children eventually taking over and, like parents, taking positive action on their own volition. regards
  • Yes, that is what parenting is.
  • i wish more of them would.
  • yes if they don't the penal system will!!
  • I was and my children are.
  • You mean theres people out there that teach there children there are no results from there actions? Maybe thats why people don't care about the world they were taught it doesn't matter. I think if you every tryed to lie to children to protect them you were not a decent parent during that time and if you have caught on I'm glad for you childrens sake.
  • Yes, parents should. It would be good for parents to help children understand that the things they do are going to affect them some way or other.
  • That is rule #1... even before "Thou shalt not come home pregnant.".
  • Of course.
  • Absolutely! Or else they are going to have one helluva time out in the real world!
  • Nahh teach them to point the finger - it's the American way.
  • Of course. If this doesn't happen and parents continually make excuses for the child and fix every problem that comes up, the child will have huge problems once they have to go out into the real world. They won't have any sense of how to deal with problems on their own or that they are responsible for their actions and not someone else. A perfect example is my younger sister. My parents always make excuses for her, even when she is obviously the one who did wrong. She never has to figure anything out by herself and as a result relies heavily on all of us for a good many things that she ought to know how to do on her own. She may only be 15, but she should be able to read a paper and figure out the special bussing schedule for exams (it's really quite straight forward) or take responsibility for being rude to a teacher. Instead, my parents went running to her rescue, forcing me to help her figure out the schedule and taking her side about the teacher. And stuff like this happens daily.
  • Accountability is an important value that children must learn, or they will always blame someone else for their misfortunes and will not grow to be mature functioning adults.
  • Yes. And teaching by example is possibly the surest way to achieve this.
  • of course, THEY HAVE TO
  • YES! Life lesson #1.
  • Yeah, pretty much a parent's job!
  • Absolutely - no question about it.
  • Yes. But when a parent gets all up-in-arms to a teacher about a child's grades, to principals and others about the way a child is treated by other kids, threatens lawsuits, actually sues, etc., the child learns otherwise.
  • Absolutely, or we would be rasing them the rest of our lives.

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