Merriam-Webster dictionary defines conscientious as, ‘concerned with doing something correctly’. Interestingly, this is the most common trait that teachers write about in their feedback of students and employers look for when recruiting.

The ability to start something and take it to its successful logical conclusion in an organized and disciplined way, with a keen interest in the well-being of others would sum up the working definition of being a conscientious student.

Setting routines for children from a young age helps them develop this trait. Bedtime reading, brushing their teeth in the morning and before going to bed at night, going through notes taken in class every evening during self-study time etc. helps them identify and build cadence and understand responsibility.

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