I Ask My Kids This Question Before They Go To Bed

I Ask My Kids This Question Before They Go To Bed

I ask my kids this question before they go to bed, not every night, but most nights.  “Did I do anything today that I need to apologize to you about?”  They pause. Think. Tap their finger on their chin and relive the day. Then either they say, “no.” Or they say, “yes, you….” Then I own it and apologize.  It also frees them to apologize to me over any lingering regretful moments they’re processing.  Try it. You’ll like it. They will, too.

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Louisa Alcott