Accountability: What it means for our young?
ESSENCE - Ligaya Rabago-Visaya (The Freeman) - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Accountability is about answerability, about people who are in positions of power being responsible for the choices and actions they make particularly to other people who are most affected by these actions. But what about accountability for and in the eyes of our young people?

For youngsters thus for grown-ups, we have to conceal any hint of failure. We have an image to project outside and by all means we need to protect it for self-survival. We do things regardless of whether this is beyond moral standards.

There is a practice and mind-setting that our young have seen and most noticeably worst, emulated from their grown-ups. And so it is difficult on their part to accept accountability for infractions they have committed. Thus the responsibility for our young is anything but difficult to do away, to sidestep outcomes feeling that they are as yet covered by the protection of adults.

But as early in life, there must be a shifting of responsibility to our children as this is a progressive process. It begins with giving our children a chance to settle on their own decisions in certain areas or asking them to assume on liability for specific things. We probably won't care all our children’s choices, however figuring out how to be responsible, they develop skills for life.

Some young people are more mature than others, and their capacity to act dependably shifts from circumstance to circumstance. Consider their abilities when choosing whether they are prepared for the responsibility.

Adolescents don't generally consider long haul outcomes, and they sometimes need to do things that put their security and wellbeing in danger.

Is it accurate to say that we will give our youngsters a chance to settle on choices or act in manners that conflict with our values? For instance, guardians who accept graciousness and resilience are significant presumably won't let their children carry on insolently towards others.

We likewise set limits to ensure their very own rights and needs. We may state 'no' if our youngsters' solicitation is nonsensical or places an out of line trouble on us.

On the off chance that we don't give our youngsters a chance to have any obligation, they get no opportunity to settle on choices and learn through understanding. At the point when obligation comes excessively quick, youngsters may wind up settling on awful choices and undermining their certainty by doing things they're not exactly prepared for. If we and our teenagers aren't sure about a new responsibility, we could utilize critical thinking to work out whether our children are prepared for it.

Remaining connected with our children is the most ideal approach to guarantee that guidelines we have concurred on are regarded. In any case, most young people will challenge the guidelines sooner or later. It's something that young people do as a part of testing limits. We might want to decide and agree on consequences for when guidelines are broken.

Decision-making is a learning experience. Not the majority of their choices will be great ones. Critical thinking can assist our work with them to settle on better choices and learn from mistakes.

On a more extensive and testing point of view, we need youngsters, as civic activists, to push back against the old ways of battling social ills and indicating genuine advancement. They are agile and community-oriented, not bureaucratic and competitive, and draw on historic lessons from movement-building, theories of strategic peaceful action.

ligayarabago@yahoo.com

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