It's not natural for children to apologize. I want to show you How you teach this important value through a book.
I remember my daughter when she understood she was wrong, she refused to apologize.
my 9-year-old son when he understands that he is wrong he cries, he's angry he runs to his room and can't handle the shame feeling.
Regret is a hard emotion.
With adults it can be the opposite:
They can say "sorry" very easily, but do they feel sorry? not always.
Do you know how to say sorry and feel those regret strong emotions at the same time?
As a children's storyteller- I tell kids stories that deal with emotions.
Through someone else's story, a child will see how it should look like.
Here is an example of a book that deals with -the full circle of sorry:
A quarrel, anger and then regret, feeling sorry and more important- understanding the truth of someone else.
What happens to the rabbit and the bear is exactly what happens to us in life-
They are great friends but one day they discover a shiny object that is a mirror. Each of them sees their reflection, each of them says: that's me! and they are each correct. The bear thinks the rabbit is wrong, the rabbit is certain the bear is wrong.
They rip the shinny object apart and each has a piece of the mirror, the fact that they see themselves again reinforces their thoughts: They are right!!!!
So when are they able to see what is beyond their truth?
when they are truly sorry,
When they miss each other.
when friendship is more important to them, then who is right.
They say- I'me sorry!
They stand together and realize they were both right.
When we stand together with someone else we can see what they see, we understand.
Read this beautiful book to your kids and ask yourself -
what am I certain about?
what am I not seeing?
Am I willing to put love, friendship before being justified?
Am I willing to feel sorry?
Let's teach ourselves and our children this important lesson.
A children's book can teach you and your children that.
Do you know other ways or children's books about saying- sorry?
Have a peaceful weekend