I accused my son of doing something and he promised that he was not the one who did it. It made logical sense to ask him and assume that he was the culprit with the evidence that I had. I looked into the matter for a few days then forgot it. Then it came back up and I started to work on the issue at hand only to find out that it was NOT Jared at all!
Talk about >>>bone crushing<<< feeling! I felt so horrid because I recall when I told him that I did not beleive him, he cried and everything. He did not cry because I yelled at him, which that is something that I try not to do at all. He is a smart boy and has good hearing, so there is no need for either of us to yell! LOL Anyway, it was the fact that he knew that I didnt beleive him is what hurted him the most.
Therefore, I couldnt wait to pick him up from school so that I could apologize to him, give him a hug, tell him how his #AWESOME-NESS as a son blesses me and of course I said a quick prayer with him, gave him a high five and we jumped in the car to go!
When you apologize to someone — and really mean it — it’s because you have stopped to think about how the person may have felt because of what you did or said. When you stop to think about the other person’s feelings, you begin to feel sorry for your behavior. You might even feel embarrassed or ashamed if you did something that you knew was wrong.
Even if what happened was an accident or you did something you didn’t mean to do, you would probably still feel sorry if you knew the other person’s feelings were hurt. After apologizing, you might feel a little better (the other person probably will, too). When you apologize in a caring way, you can feel good because you are trying to make things right again.
Kids aren’t perfect and they sometimes do things that get them into trouble. Saying “I’m sorry” can help. I reminded him that saying you’re sorry is called apologizing. When a person does apologize, you’re telling someone that you’re sorry for the hurt you caused, even if you didn’t do it on purpose. People who are apologizing might also say that they will try to do better. They might promise to fix or replace what was broken or take back a mean thing they said. Regradless of the age bracket, EVERYONE has feelings and that should be respected. These are the types of conversations that me and my son have. Instructing at an early age and making sure that he understands the importance of even the little things. It is imperative to me that my son is a well rounded child who will grow into a respected teenager that will lead him into a humble, honorable and righteous living MAN who will be READY to mold someone else. My son Jared >>#rocks!