The 30 Imperatives of Parenting #27

#27 Admit When You Are Wrong

There is a phrase that can work wonders in a marriage, employment, friendship, even a parent child relationship and yet many adults really struggle with saying it.  Simply saying, “I’m sorry, I was wrong,” can break down barriers and even begin to bring healing to relationships.  If it is so powerful then why do we have such a hard time with it? Probably, because it forces us to swallow our pride and put someone else’s needs/opinions in the forefront.

This is particularly hard for many parents to say to their children.  Some feel that it is admitting that their judgment isn’t perfect or that there is weakness in an area.  But why isn’t that ok to show our children? There will always be times that we don’t make the perfect decision, we are human and make mistakes.  Having a humble spirit and admitting when you are wrong to your children will help them learn how to do the same.


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