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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.

Isabella Barbuto's article, 'Teens have responsibility to influence change', published in Poughkeepsie Journal talks about the civic responsibilities of adolescents. In the article, the author says that 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, and in many countries around the world, an 18-year-old is considered capable of deciding on who should lead the nation. However, without proper knowledge of civic responsibilities, and their role in the nation-building process, teens might not be in a position to make the right decisions. 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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