Change is never easy, especially when kids have been using irresponsible attitudes for a while. So don't expect instant success in this makeover. Do also remember to acknowledge your kid's effort for trying every step of the way and celebrate improvements—for example:
"Jeremy, it took courage admitting you were responsible for breaking the neighbor's window. Thank you for your honesty."
"Kim, I noticed you finished your work before watching TV That was being responsible."
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