I love this article, And also the discussions that followed in the comments. Forcing a child to apologize doesn’t mean they feel bad about what they have done, so I love the idea of making it right…. even with little ones that have less language skills…. I can help them feel sincere and check on a friend or give them a hug or have them help get an ice pack or pick up toys with the friend and so on… I feel like these experiences are a lot more effective and great practice for the foundation of building empathy as they grow! I love when you said that none of us our perfect parents, but what we learn and how we apply it differently the next time is part of what makes a good parent❤
Btw- I didn’t read it at all that you were blaming hubby, just that it was part of the story!
Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life, but that doesn't mean it's easy. No matter what age your child/children is/are, your work is never done. To be a good parent, you need to know how to make your children feel valued and loved, while teaching them the difference between right and wrong. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to create a nurturing environment where your children feel like they can thrive and develop into confident, independent, and caring adults. If you want to know how to be a good parent, see Step 1 to be on your way.