“I’m sorry.” she said with a voice dripping with attitude and disdain. I could tell she wasn’t really sorry. And my heart broke. I want my children to say they are sorry, but only when they really mean it.
In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I’m talking about why you shouldn’t make your child say he is sorry and what you can do instead.
Why you shouldn’t make your child say he is sorry
- Parenting is Heart Work is a great resource for learning how to reach your child’s heart and strengthening your relationship with him while also disciplining him. You can read more about this book on this post.
- I do not make my children say they are sorry until their heart is in the right place. This is more of a challenge for some kids than others. If you have a strong-willed child, you may find this post about developing your strong-willed child’s ability to obey.
- Be careful you do not let this become a stalling tactic and allow your child to avoid working through her emotions and heart issues.
What do you think?
Do you make your children say they are sorry immediately after offending or disrespecting someone? How do you handle an unrepentant heart?
Let us know in the comments below!