How to Teach Kids to Say Sorry (Without Forced Apologies) | 23
Forced apologies – telling your child "Say you're sorry!! Right now!!!"
I know it comes from a good place - we want our kids to be respectful, have manners and have empathy. We want them to be caring and recognize their mistakes and then take action in making amends.
But in this episode, I discuss:
✔3 Common reasons why forced apologies often backfire ✔Why forcing our kids to apologize doesn't actually teach empathy and respect
✔How to go about teaching lessons in a developmentally appropriate way that doesn't lead to power struggles.
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