Kids give us a grace that we parents don’t often deserve in our weakest moments, yet they do. Be grateful for that love.
If you admit being wrong to your kids, would they grow up to relent in the face of reason, wisdom and facts? Would dogma be defeated?
Saying I’m sorry to my family whenever I screw up is one aspect of my parenting and married life that I feel like I am always getting right.
Apologizing when you are wrong doesn’t make you weak or soft. It makes you human. We should not offer an apology because we want forgiveness.
I need to atone for some things. So sorry, Mom: I hope that by apologizing for my crazy kid mistakes will buy me some good parenting karma.
There’s a time to be steadfast and strong, but it is not when you are wrong or when you’ve messed something up for someone you love and who loves you.