Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Responsibility Project

Having responsible kids is important to me. I hope that I can teach them the tools needed to be responsible! I have been introduced, thanks to MomCentral, to Liberty Mutual's new Responsibility Project, and I think that this is a good site for parents and kids to see ways that responsibility can be used.
The Responsibility Project -is a resource that can help parents talk with their kids about personal responsibility in a meaningful way. Liberty Mutual's has had recent commercials based on the concept of "pay-it-forward" - someone who sees another person participating in an act of kindness and is inspired to do the same for a stranger. Liberty Mutual received an overwhelming reaction from viewers moved by this simple idea, and in response created an entire website devoted to the idea of defining and discussing this elusive but important quality. The site includes resources such as short films, discussion guides, and a blog to help families teach and talk about personal responsibility.

There are several films to watch, and here is one that I thought was fun to talk with and watch with younger kids: Hot Seat film . Not really any words, but it gets a point across about being responsible, and taking an initiative to make things right. Some of it is funny. The Lighthouse was a good short film about neighbors helping those in need. Team work is a great thing for kids to learn!
I think that The Responsibility Project is a good site for parents and kids to check out. I hope that they come up with even more short films.

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