Episode 236

We’ve all found ourselves in situations where our kids have said or done something hurtful — to us, to their siblings, or to a friend — and we’ve told them to say they’re sorry. But what do we do when they refuse to apologize?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Powerful reasons why children with big emotions shouldn’t be forced to apologize
  • How to replace (ineffective) short-term assumptions with practical Long Game strategies
  • How we can motivate our kids to WANT to apologize – without reminders from us


Mentioned in or related to this episode: 

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 209: Why Children with Big Emotions are at Higher Risk for Low Self-Esteem (and What We Can Do)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 234: When Your Child Won’t Talk About Yuck
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 73: How to Address Children’s Negative Behavior After It’s Happened
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 202: When Children Act Self-Centered



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