Apologizing is a tricky thing. Some of us over-apologize, while some of us find it very difficult to say the words. This post is about how to heal relationships when we have truly done wrong.
It starts with us as parents. It can be hard to admit when we’ve handled something wrong with our child. Maybe it’s because as parents we feel that we should have all the answers, or be the best role model at all times, but that’s not realistic. Sometimes the best thing we can do is show our children how to handle a mistake by apologizing. Here are 9 rules to keep in mind.
Depending on the age of your child, 9 steps may be a lot. Here is a simpler 3-step plan for passing on the skill of effective apologizing.