5 Things Never to Apologize for to Your Teen

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One thing I've learned over the years is the need to apologize to our kids when we inevitably do wrong. Hey, it happens - we're human, too. And the best way to teach them humility and seeking forgiveness is - you got it - modeling it.

But this post isn't about how to apologize to your teen...Today I'm sharing my take on some things you should never have to say "I'm sorry" about... I think you'll agree with them, too!

Thanks for joining me 🙂

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Parenting teens can sometimes be a little bit tricky! They are looking ever more closely at us as they seek role models for adulthood. At the same time, they are trying to discover their own way of growing into that role.

While I do think that it's important for parents of teens to admit to and apologize for mistakes as we make them, I also think there are some areas where we should stand our ground. There are some situations for which we should make no apologies whatsoever! Such as:

  • wanting to eat family meals together
  • asking how their day went
  • praying for or with them
  • requesting help around the house
  • helping them discover the direction for their future

Can you think of anything else parents shouldn't apologize for? Tell us your thoughts in the comments... 

Yes, I believe parents should be transparent and model asking for forgiveness when we inevitably mess up...but there ARE some things that we should NEVER apologize for!

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6 thoughts on “5 Things Never to Apologize for to Your Teen”

    1. That’s right, Sapana…and I’ll bet you could even think of some more things… 😉
      Have an awesome weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


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  2. Enjoyed today’s blog. I am the 75 year old lady from TN. Loved all 5 of the things that you went over. I’m a grandmother who has raised her grandson most of his life. Now he is ready to make a decision about his future. He was going into the Air Force but he is having a problem with one of his legs. So now he is working in a factory and I do hope that he doesn’t contain that for long.
    Your prays are asked for him. His Mom is on drugs.


    1. Oh Becky, I have added him to my prayer list. I’ll also be praying for you, as you seek strength and wisdom dealing with him. My heart goes out to you, but remember – He is able! God’s got this, and we can trust Him in all things. As much as you love your grandson…God loves him even MORE!

      {{hugs}} to you!


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