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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!

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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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