As it turns out, we parents say and do dumb and idiotic things. Our best response is to admit that we are not perfect, that we don’t always get it right, that we are flawed and sinful beings. Our children already know it, especially if they’re teenagers.
So go ahead, swallow your pride and whatever false notion you have of needing to appear perfect to your kids and admit it – whatever it is.
In doing so, we will give our children permission to see us as human. Our children will realize that making a mistake is not the end of the world, and relationships can be repaired if a heartfelt apology is given and actions are changed.
Straight Talk is presented by Patrick Henry Family Services. visit: www.patrickhenry.org
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