5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Their Apologies More Meaningful
"Say you're sorry" is a line that flies out of many a parent's mouth fairly often. It's a reflex. We want our children to know when they're supposed to apologize without having to say it, which is only natural. However, forcing our kids to say the word "sorry" when they do something wrong isn't helping them to develop the social and emotional skills necessary to understand why it is that we apologize in the first place — it's just giving them an out when they do something wrong (an apology isn't really an apology if it's spat across the room as a reflex, is it?).
Read through for five tips to making your little one's apologies more meaningful.