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Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler
Yep, I think so. Apologizing - admitting one was wrong - involves putting oneself in a vulnerable position, and that's especially hard for 4 year olds, who are just starting to see how they fit in the world and how small and powerless they really are (superheroes often get big at this age, for this reason).
Model sincerely apologizing to others (and to her) and wait...
I would argue, however, that there are two kinds of apologies that children need to learn. They need to learn the sincere apology. That is best learned through modeling.