Tips and tricks for teaching your toddler responsibility

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It's never too early to teach your kids to be responsible! Learn how to raise a more mature, responsible toddler in a few easy steps!

Pump the brakes, moms. I know exactly what you’re thinking: teaching responsibility to a toddler? Isn’t that a little too soon?

Well, as premature as you think it may be to teach a valuable life lesson and idea like responsibility to a toddler, the fact of the mater is taht it’s never really too early to teach your toddler!

In fact, the sooner they learn how to take charge and be responsible, the better!

teaching your toddler responsibility

Of course, you can’t just give your toddler an important task and expect them to learn the same way as your preteen or teen. You’ll have to cater to their abilities and traits in order to teach them the fundamentals of responsibility, but that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible task.

The folks over at Fatherly recently shared ways in which parents can teach their toddlers responsibility. It’s all about giving them age appropriate tasks that they can complete and handle without your help. In the end, they’ll feel like they;ve contributed and will develop a sense of responsibility along the way!

Check out the comprehensive list of tasks your toddler should be handling in order to learn responsibility:

Splitting diaper duties

Whenever you need to change your toddler, you can have them toss the diaper in the garbage can!


Have your little one be the responsible for putting their dirty clothes in the laundry basket before bathing, or you can have them be the one to lay out their clean clothes for after their bath.


Getting a drink

If your toddler wants a glass of milk, water, or juice, have them be the one to hold their glass or cup while you pour their beverage.



Teach them at an early age how to prepare their bed for bedtime, and how to make their bed in the morning.


Teach responsibility to your toddlers with these simple tips and tricks! Click next to read more ways to teach your toddlers!

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