You and me…. we’ve got to be real and honest with our kids.
It’s right to say, “I’ve messed up. I passed my frustration on to you.”
“My anger actually had nothing to do with you. I’m sorry that I took it out on you. I shouldn’t have. Will you forgive me?”
“I’ve struggled with that too. Do you want to know how I overcame that?”
We may try to hide our mess ups. We may try to look good, but they see right through it. We may try to cover up our mistakes, but we can’t fool them. So let’s take responsibility for our “Oops! I got that all wrong.” Let them watch us humble ourselves to make amends, to right wrongs, and to become a better version of ourselves. If we model it in real time, they will follow in our shoes.
We expect honesty from our children. They want it from us as well.
Now, I would love to hear from you.
I commit to transparency with my kids. How about you?
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With enormous love,