I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong doing. I do the right thing without being asked or told.
1) If you have a child that is constantly complaining of being bored, have them brainstorm ways that they could do something nice for someone else, either a neighbor, friend, or family members.
2) Circle of Control: Take some sidewalk chalk and go outside and draw two circles within each other big enough to stand in. The middle one is the circle of control.
Give your kids examples of different things they can control such as homework or their school grades and other things they cannot like the weather.
3) Role play: Proactive vs. Reactive. Demonstrate for your kids how to deal with a situation proactively vs. reactive.