Even the best parents
in the world have moments when they lose their temper,
or let their child down in some way or another. It may seem, in the worse case scenario,
that you’ll never
be able to speak to each other
again but you will. Teens
want to love you
so if you can apologise unreservedly
breaches can be healed.
- It takes a lot to say sorry but your teenager will be feeling insecure and it will be a blow to his self-confidence if you’ve berated him unjustly.
- Saying sorry for your own insensitivity or anger will help them to admit their own mistakes and ask your forgiveness.
- When they have reached their teens, kids know you’re not perfect so acknowledge this.
- Always apologise for losing your temper.
- By apologising for harsh words or personal verbal attacks, you’ll make it far easier for them to learn how to say sorry for their mistakes.
- Unacceptable behaviour by your teenager doesn't justify unacceptable behaviour from you
- And while you may have hit the roof about something they did which you feel was totally unacceptable, apologising for the way you reacted opens up the lines of communication so you can improve the situation and hopefully prevent a reoccurrence.