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Talking To Teens About Civic Responsibilities

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“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher,” said Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, our beloved former president. 

The future of our nation depends on children. Your responsibility as a parent, and as a good citizen, is to raise children who are well aware of their civic duties. But as a parent, your role doesn’t stop at just making your children aware of their rights, but also extends to making them fulfil their duties as responsible citizens.

Poughkeepsie Journal published an article about the civic responsibilities of adolescents. According to the article, teenagers have an important role to play in the society. What they do, what they accomplish, and what they are exposed to affects not only their own future but the future of the society as a whole. 

In India, once a teenager is 18 years old, he is considered capable of deciding who should lead the nation. However, without proper knowledge of how the political system functions, and how his role affects the nation, he might not be in a position to make the right decision. Therefore, it is vital to make your child aware of the importance of his duties towards the society.

Read this ClipBook to understand how you can teach civic responsibilities to your child. 

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