The generation of children and teens have been raised observing the “its never my fault attitude”. Many in society want to blame every one around them for circumstances and choices, the victim mentality is sadly very prevalent. This is a very adolescent attitude that many adults have not grown out of.
We need to teach our children that their choices are their own, which means that they need to learn how to take responsibility for their actions. No excuses are acceptable. Teaching this attitude of responsibility for decisions makes our child both marriageable and employable. Never being able to admit when you are at fault makes both of these areas very difficult.
The Living Bible translates the Proverbs 22:6 verse like this, “Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it.” We are training our children not only to make the right choices but to take responsibility and learn from the poor ones.
Listen to today’s podcast for more on the topic of decision making.