Sincere apology - NOT!

Jeanne - posted on 08/01/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 13 yr old does not know how to give a sincere apology. She is kind hearted and a good kid in general but when she makes a mistake or says something hurtful, her apology just doesn't sound or feel sincere. Anyone else?


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Lynn - posted on 08/19/2013




My daughter is 14 (almost 15) and apologies from her come very seldom. So, I am less critical of her expressions and merely accepting her words with a casual "Ok". Yes, we teach our children proper morals and behavior. They have the know-how. Not every gift will be wrapped in pretty packaging. Even at my husband's age he has prideful moments.

Patricia - posted on 08/17/2013




Same here. I got a lot of huffing and eye rolling when she apologizes. It's almost like she didn't see why she owes anyone an apology anyway. I have talked to her and explained to her. It in the way she says things. I even used it on her. I forgot that I had made a promise to her about letting her go to a friends. I rolled my eyes and huffed " I'm sorry" the same way she does others/ and myself. She got her feelings hurt. So that was my chance to help her to understand that the way she made her apologies was/is not ok.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/02/2013




Have you ever told her that flippant 'i'm sorry' answers don't sound sincere? Just like with everything else, we need to guide our children in learning how to properly apologize, just like we need to guide them in expressing thanks when complimented, given a gift, ect.

These things are not instinctive.

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