As soon as your kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and then gracefully hold them responsible to follow through! This is the Montessori way and it really works to build confident, responsible kids.
Wow! I love this list! I don't necessarily agree with all of these but the idea of teaching kids manners is so important. Not enough kids have manners these days. I especially love the door holding idea. Not enough men act like gentlemen these days and I hope I can raise my boys to be gentlemen.