Responsible vs. Accountable…the Retention Edition

I'm going to do that thing where as a parent, I use something my kids do in order to make a point.  Since I have twin 12-year old identical girls, the topic of responsibility comes up a lot. My kid reference is about Nose Goes and a typical event looks like something this: 1) Dad kindly asks girls to clean their room 2) Girls play Nose Goes...both touch their noses at the same time and then stare at each other 3) Nobody cleans the room The takeaway is that I made the mistake of inferring that BOTH of the girls are responsible for cleaning their room.  This brings up the concept of responsibility vs. accountability.  Here's the context that I'm using for those two words.  'Responsible' means that the person or persons…
Read More