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Learning to be responsible when still a child is the best training for becoming a responsible adult

If you are a responsible child then you will have longer experience being mature when you are an adult

There is no better time to practice than when you are a child; thus it is the best training

(there is not much reasons i can think of. can i please get some help)

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    Children adapt to whatever they are taught; if you teach them to be responsible, most likely they will stick to that even in their later years

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    If those are your primary reasons, then expand your essay by giving details. What kinds of training are effectively used to train children to behave responsibly? Be specific. No more generalities!

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    :(

    I really have to finish this assignment by tomorrow. I know my reasons aren't good enough because they are not detailed enough. But i can't do better than that right now. I will try to expand on it more in the essay.
    this is my intro:
    Has there ever been a time when you imagine your parents, or any other adults, behaving differently than their usual manner? Most people, including myself, recognize adults as always being responsible, mature, and reliable. However, not many people take the time to realize why this is so true for adults. Could it be that they are born with this authority? The fact is, learning to be responsible when still a child is the best training for becoming a responsible adult because: there is no better time to practice than when you are a child, children adapt easily to whatever they are taught, and if you are a responsible child then you will have longer experience being mature when you are an adult.

    thanks writeacher

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    Here's a specific example:

    My granddaughter's assigned jobs around the house include emptying the dishwasher after it's been run, putting EVERYTHING away, and then closing all the drawers and doors, including the door of the dishwasher! Really! When she was first given this job, she had to be told every move to make. Now (about six months later) most of it is done automatically, but a few reminders are still needed now and then.

    She is also responsible for taking all trash from the various places in the house (kitchen trash, wastebaskets in bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.) and put it all in the big trash barrels outside. (Her brother then takes the barrels out to the street on the night before trash-pickup days.) For this, too, she must be reminded -- every day, every week. This is not automatic yet.

    Her older brothers are responsible for clearing dishes and loading and running the dishwasher, as well as mowing and edging the lawns. They hate it all, especially in summer, but these are their jobs anyway.

    What do you think these kids are learning from these chores/jobs they've been assigned by their parents? Do you think their parents sit around and do nothing while the kids work?

    These are the types of details you can include.

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    ok, thanks. that does help. I have most of the essay written now. I'll let you see it. I tried to add some personal examples. Maybe that will help.

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    There are several meaning of responsible. Here is the one we look to:
    important: conferring the authority to make decisions independently and requiring conscientiousness and trustworthiness

    Some of that is genetic (see immature personality disorder) I think, however, what is there can be developed by nurturing. The best set of nurturing tactics are giving responsibility, and developing self discipline. Many parents find this difficult to do, for a variety of reasons.
    There was a idiom I encounter many years from a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, counseling me how to delegate: "Responsibility Ripens".
    It is so true.

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    Has there ever been a time when you imagine your parents, or any other adults, behaving differently than their usual manner? Most people, including myself, recognize adults as always being responsible, mature, and reliable. However, not many people take the time to realize why this is so true for adults. Could it be that they are born with this authority? The fact is, learning to be responsible when still a child is the best training for becoming a responsible adult because: there is no better time to practice than when you are a child, children adapt easily to whatever they are taught, and if you are a responsible child then you will have longer experience being mature when you are an adult.


    Childhood is the time and age when children learn the most out of what they are taught by their adults. Likewise, it should be agreed that there is no better time to practice responsibility than when you are a child. Children have a fresh and clear mind, waiting to be filled with brand new knowledge; now it is your choice what you choose to teach them. If you let this time get out of your hands and your kids go on in to their teenage years, then it is much more complicated to deal with them let alone try to teach them how to be responsible.


    More importantly, children will adapt more easily than adults to what they are taught. If you teach them to be responsible, they will most likely stick to that, even in their later years when they have no one around to tell them to be so. For example, if my mother were to teach my baby sister how to eat properly without making a mess, my sister would pick up on that quickly. Soon enough she would probably be eating by herself, following the rules my mother had taught her when she was younger. On the other hand, if my mom decided to do just the opposite of that, and teach her daughter bad manners, then the chances are good that my sister would still be a messy eater even when she’s older.


    Lastly, if you are a responsible child then you will have longer experience being mature when you are an adult. This experience will greatly help you when you are an adult, as compared to a child who was spoiled from childhood. Lets compare—a child who had his/her parents do everything for them when they were little. This child will have much more trouble being a responsible adult because of his/her parents. The parents never taught this child to do their chores or find solutions to their problems by themselves. When this child is a grown adult, it will be as if they are starting all over again, and he/she will have to learn all the things their parents should have taught them when they were still a child. Now we take an example of a helpful and responsible child—meaning that they make their bed after awaking, clean up their mess after playing, wash their dishes after eating, and so on. After this child is grown and probably married, life will be easier since this adult already knows how to handle the household chores.


    and i haven't done the conclusion yet

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    I see a lot of repetition and many, many generalities in all except the 3rd paragraph. My suggestions:

    ~~ rephrase so that there are NO FORMS OF "YOU" anywhere in your paper

    ~~ find the repeated ideas and cut them out

    ~~ find a way to include more specific examples

    If I were grading this paper, I'd give it a C- (at most) because of the above problems.

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    Is this one sentence?
    The fact is, learning to be responsible when still a child is the best training for becoming a responsible adult because: there is no better time to practice than when you are a child, children adapt easily to whatever they are taught, and if you are a responsible child then you will have longer experience being mature when you are an adult.
    You can do better than that, I have seen it.

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