Repair, Model and Strengthen
Repair, Repair, Repair
One of the most fundamental parts of respectful parenting is our ability to repair.
When you lose your cool I want you to try the following:
- Acknowledge your faults.
- Explain that you need to take a minute to calm down.
- Return and apologize.
- Express the feelings behind your behavior.
- Explain the way that you should have handled it.
- Express your desire to do it differently next time
In these moments you are modeling fundamental relationship skills for your children and you are also strengthening your bond especially by showing them respect.