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Counselor’s Hub: Virtue of Responsibility
22 Apr
  • Counselor’s Hub: Virtue of Responsibility

This month in our Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School, the focus virtue is responsibility.

Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends, not excuses.

In summary, moral responsibility as a virtue requires careful responsiveness and reflection of our own temperaments and tendencies, to the circumstances of our choices, as well as the possible and actual outcomes of our actions. Students learn the idea of cause and effect. What they do has an impact on others. You have a right to choose but also a responsibility for your choices.

Enjoy the above powerful quotes to stimulate family discussion about what responsibility looks like in your household. Maybe start small by encouraging your child to bring dishes to the kitchen, pack their own school bag, carry their own things, clean their room, or start a family chore to help others and in the process take a small step toward a powerful affirmation, “If it needs doing – JUST DO IT.” Thanks Nike for that universal affirmation and truth! Stop waiting for others to do for you what you can reasonably be expected to do for yourself. The payoff is, feeling good about yourself, growth in confidence, and appreciation of those that matter most, your family.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact School Counselor at schoolcounselor@msb.edu.cn