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#1 of 7 Old 08-03-2011, 01:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just lost my cool with my son who is the sweetest, most gentle little 7 year-old.  I feel like such a jerk!  I said sorry, and hugged him, but what else can I do ? :(


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It happens. I hate it. Just give him special attention for awhile, affirm him, and touch him a lot.
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It happens. I hate it. Just give him special attention for awhile, affirm him, and touch him a lot.


thanks... good ideas.  I feel like such a bad mom :(


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We are all human and screw up sometimes. I think, apologizing is a big thing.  It shows your kid that all people make mistakes, that no one is perfect and that you have the humility to admit being wrong. I think it is important for kids to see us screw up sometimes, make amends, and move on.  I think that is something we hope they will eventually be able to do, as well.

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We are all human and screw up sometimes. I think, apologizing is a big thing.  It shows your kid that all people make mistakes, that no one is perfect and that you have the humility to admit being wrong. I think it is important for kids to see us screw up sometimes, make amends, and move on.  I think that is something we hope they will eventually be able to do, as well.


yes!  yesterday was a rough day, and I am so glad to have a fresh start today!  thank you for your kind words.

 


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#6 of 7 Old 08-04-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Think of it this way: You're modeling what you do when you screw up and need to apologize and start over! 


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((carmel23))  I think it's commendable that you are upset about it!  Most people wouldn't flinch to the thought of raising their voice to their DC.  And then bringing it full-circle to apologize..you are indeed setting a good example!  I think it is an excellent lesson to see someone we admire, falter for a minute, make appropriate corrections to themselves, and then move into a new action.  Great job, momma!  Keep up the great work!

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