Being a father is not an easy job. In fact, it’s harder than most of us anticipate. If you’re like me, you often feel like you mess up more than you get things right. I have 3 children and about the time I think I’ve got it figured out one of them does something dumb or I do something dumb.
While we want to be good role models for our children we must come to grips with the fact that we are going to make bad decisions or respond in ways we probably shouldn’t. During times like this we must remember two very important words.
Here they are:
That’s it! Two simple words that changes everything. When you take the time to apologize to your children it shows them how to one day be a responsible adult. When you apologize to someone you are learning to take responsibility for your mistakes and learning to own your problems.
If there is anything that children need to learn it is to take ownership over their lives. When we teach our children to take ownership over their lives they no longer have to live as victims of their circumstances or live their lives based on their feelings.
People who live like this are usually unhappy, critical of others and unproductive.
The next time you blow it with your spouse or children remember these two important words. You might be surprised as to how forgiving children can be when you ask them for it.