Responsibility starts in the home, and follows you throughout your life. When you have kids, it seems that they either intuitively have it or it's impossible to teach! But, the best we can do is continue teaching, reminding, and repeating, and teaching, reminding, and repeating.
Some of the things I've found to help in this arduous task are:
- Chores (with chart and Accountability, maybe I'll post more on my chore system later)
- Allowance (work-based, not just get for free)
- Routine (if you don't always make your kids do their chores, they'll never remember)
- Expectations (it's expected that things are done before they have their fun time)