Isn't the best way to teach children is by example?
By showing your children that we are all human, that it's okay to make mistakes, that it's okay to admit when we are wrong, you are teaching your children that not everyone is perfect, parents included.
Can a simple apology actually enrich your relationship with your child?
I would rather admit to a failure than fake a "perfect parenthood resume" and risking the lasting hurt of some unkind words directed at a child because I couldn't admit to them that I was wrong.
Is admission of failure going to prepare your children for the reality of life?
Yes, I think so. Everyone is going to let you down at some point. It doesn't mean a relationship has to end because of a mistake. It might actually make it deeper. Forgiving others for mistakes is as important as forgiving yourself, too.
Do you think apologizing to your children is important?
I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on this one...
Ants on a Blog
By Jena Keenan