Do you want to make your parents proud of you? Do you want them to have faith in you and know they can rely on you? Do you want to be a good example of behaviour? Then look no further!
Method 1 Being Responsible
1. Maintain a neat and orderly appearance. Parents appreciate clean rooms, well-organized closets, and floors free of clutter. Cleaning should be done in small increments throughout the day so that it does not become overwhelming.
Set aside a time each evening after supper to do five minutes of cleaning.
2. Dress appropriately and take good care of your body. Discover your own personal style, whether it’s cute, preppy, girly, boyish, serious, or whimsical. Your clothes should be neat, regardless of your style. Brush your teeth and hair.
Maintain good hygiene. Shower frequently, wash and brush your hair, and wash your face. This will make you appear and feel more like an angel child.
It’s okay if you can’t do everything by yourself just yet. Request assistance from a parent, sibling, or another caregiver.
3. Maintain a firm grasp on your responsibilities. Do your homework as soon as you get home to please your parents and free up the rest of your day. Make an effort in school and get the best grades you can.
Remember that effort is more important than perfection in the long run. Even if you don’t get above-average or average grades, a strong work ethic will serve you well. Your parents will be proud of you for striving for excellence.
Get plenty of rest, eat healthily, and spend time outside. This demonstrates to your parents that you were well-taught.
4. Recognize your flaws. Blaming others is immature (and your parents will usually notice if you’re doing it). Instead, go to your parents and tell them, “It was entirely my fault. I made a mistake, and I apologise.” Even if they are upset about your mistake, they will be proud of you for admitting it. But don’t respond because they will become enraged and will always point out your mistakes the next time. So, even in the worst-case scenario, maintain control and remain calm.
5. Keep your commitments. Do what you said you’d do if you offered to help. Parents value dependability, and they will put their trust in you when it comes to the important things.
If you’re not sure if you can do something, don’t say you’ll do it. Instead, say, “I believe I can,” or “I’ll give it a shot.”
If you can’t keep a promise for any reason, say so right away! Explain what’s going on, apologise, and discuss next steps with the person.
6. Get assistance when you require it. Nobody does everything by themselves all of the time. Everyone requires assistance from time to time. If you tried something on your own and it didn’t work, seek assistance.
Tasks aren’t always the source of a problem. They can be about feelings at times. If you’re really upset about something, it’s a good idea to talk to someone about it and seek help.
Don’t keep major issues hidden. They have a tendency to deteriorate further.
Method 2 Being Good to Your Siblings
1. Make an effort to get along with your siblings. When your parents are busy, play with your younger siblings and offer to keep them out of your parents’ hair. Spend time with your older siblings, but leave them alone if they claim to be busy.
Never call anyone a name, hit them, or be mean to them.
If your sibling doesn’t like it, stop teasing them.
Don’t pick fights with your siblings, and don’t fight back if your siblings pick fights with you. Ignore them, walk away, or politely request that they stop. If that fails, try politely approaching an adult. “My younger brother is bothering me. Could you please assist me?”
2. When a sibling is going through a difficult time, be extra kind to them. Ignoring a sad sibling or laughing at a sibling who makes a mistake is easy, but it’s not very nice. Instead, try to be a good friend to them. Your sibling will recall how you assisted them.
3. If your siblings get into trouble, stay out of it. You’re not competing with them, and it’s not very angelic to be happy when your sibling suffers a misfortune. Allow them some space or pretend not to hear if they are being reprimanded.
When it’s over, you could do something nice for your sibling, such as hugging them, sharing a cookie, or drawing them a picture, to make them feel better. This could make them feel better. They may also prefer to be left alone, which is fine.
4. Have fun together. Your siblings can also be your friends. Try doing fun things together.
Method 3 Being Good to Your Parents
1. Demonstrate to your parent(s) that you care. Say “thank you” when they do something nice for you, even if it’s something they do all the time. Do what they ask you to do without arguing, and only contradict them if you believe it is necessary.
2. Make an effort to complete your chores on time. You may despise it when your parents repeatedly ask you to do your chores—and your parents may despise it as well. Parents appreciate it when you listen to them, and they especially appreciate it when you do something without them having to ask.
Make it so they don’t have to ask you again.
3. Allow them to have some alone time when they need it. Being a parent is difficult, especially when they have to worry about jobs, money, and adult issues. They require a break from time to time. If your parent appears to be stressed, try to give them some alone time.
If they appear to be stressed, try to avoid them. Play with a sibling or do something enjoyable by yourself.
4. Unless you have a compelling reason not to, don’t listen to them. Your parents may irritate or frustrate you at times. In any case, try to do what they say. They usually have good reasons for telling you something.
It’s fine to discuss it if you disagree with your parents. Inquire as to why they want you to do something. They could have a valid reason. You can also express your thoughts. Perhaps the two of you can come up with a better solution together.
Stop if you believe your parent wants something that will harm your health, safety, or schoolwork. Tell them what you’re concerned about. If they don’t listen, seek advice from another adult.
Method 4 Being Good to Your Whole Family
1. Concentrate on what you enjoy most about your family. What distinguishes your family? What do you admire about each member of your family? Consider that gratitude and try to express it in some way every day.
2. Try not to argue with your family members. Don’t lose your cool if you’re involved in a disagreement. Maintain a pleasant demeanour and genuinely listen to the other person. Understand what they’re saying and try to come up with a solution that will satisfy everyone.
Always speak politely. For example, if you do not feel responsible enough to do the dishes, express your feelings but offer to assist in another way. For instance, you could say: “I don’t think I’m old enough to do the dishes, Dad. I’m afraid I’ll drop them, and I don’t think I’ll be able to scrub everything away. However, if you want me to take on more responsibilities, I could do a different chore, such as vacuuming.” If you find it difficult to express yourself, write a letter.
If you find yourself becoming agitated, take a break instead of yelling or saying hurtful things. “I’m really upset right now, and I need to go cool off,” it’s fine to say. Return to the argument once you’ve calmed down.
3. Respect other people’s property. While the house is a safe haven for all, not everything in it is yours. Don’t tamper with other people’s belongings.
Before borrowing someone else’s belongings, seek permission first.
Be extra gentle with other people’s belongings. Make an effort to take good care of it.
Snooping in someone’s room is never a good idea.
4. Help others while surprising your family. Offer to babysit younger siblings, make gifts and crafts, clean up, or bake (if you’re old enough). People will appreciate your generosity.
5. Kindness should be practised. Allow people to forgive you easily, accept their quirks, and cultivate positive relationships. Your parents will be overjoyed to see you being so thoughtful. The purest forms of love are forgiveness and kindness.
6. Don’t be too concerned with how others perceive you. You can influence your behaviour, but you can’t influence how they think. It is not your fault. Remember to have fun, relax, and enjoy your childhood!
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