An important part of creating and maintaining healthy relationships involves owning your mistakes and apologizing. When you recognize your role in hurting someone’s feelings regardless of your intent, you can work towards repairing the relationship and building an even stronger connection.

When you make a mistake or do something to hurt or upset someone, it is important to take ownership of your actions and apologize. This is especially important to do in your relationship with your child, as it will show them what it looks like to take responsibility for their actions and mistakes and how to apologize and work towards repairing the relationship. Remember, a simple, “I’m sorry,” can be a big step in developing stronger, healthier relationships.