Teaching Forgiveness to our Kids
When our kids are little and they misbehave, it's a challenge but we intuitively know it's not personal. They can't help it, and it's a part of learning about life. When they get older, though, and their misbehavior hurts our feelings- that's when it becomes complicated to navigate the relationship as parents.
Teaching our kids about forgiveness is one of the most important life skills they can learn. Rather than hold grudges or get even, forgiveness preserves, protects, and builds authentic relationships that are crucial to a meaningful life.
So, how can we model and teach them the power of forgiveness?