Positivity (conscious optimism) induces responsibility. For everyone, including children, a positive attitude begins between the ears.
In fact, the most important thing people can control is their state of mind. A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased. It must be created.
Therefore, thinking and acting responsibly (or irresponsibly) begins with how a person shapes their own thoughts and communicates with others.
As leaders, teachers, and parents, we have an obligation to help young people shape and control their thoughts so that their impulses and tendency to blame and complain don’t control them. That’s when they will feel empowered to take responsibility for their actions and choices.
What techniques have you used with children that have helped them create or maintain a positive state of mind? Please share your successes in the comments below.