Little Mirrors

  1. Suebob says:

    I love that parents can apologize to their children now. I think that, in my generation, that was kind of taboo. It creates a stronger bond, I think, because I was raised to think adults were almost superhuman. I had no idea how one got from being a child to being a responsible adult, because I didn’t know how to become superhuman. A little more honesty and discussion would have been so much better than “Children should be seen and not heard.”

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      My parents were great, but they never apologized and I remember being so frustrated by that- because sometimes, I KNEW they were wrong. That’s something I’ve done differently as a parent and I think it has helped my children and stepchildren. 🙂

    • eh says:

      I 100% agree. My little one isn’t old enough to really understand, but I am very honest with my stepdaughter. I have told her that adults can make mistakes, too, and I have admitted I was wrong and apologized. I feel this leads by example, as well. If an adult can admit they are wrong and apologize, there is no need to lie.

  2. ahalvor says:

    excellent post Lindsay! (Also, don’t forget the dog ;-P)

  3. Meg McCormick says:

    I could have written this. My oldest son, now 18, is supremely sarcastic. His 15 year old brother is more judicious in his use of it. But their 9 year old brother is already using it too, and he calls me on it when I do it. They got it from me! I have had to work over the years at being careful when I use it because I, too, have hurt people without meaning to. I hope they can learn to be selective in using it as they mature… I hope they can get that from me, too.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I don’t think I realized how I sounded until I started hearing myself in my daughter! It makes me cringe.

  4. Joanna Furlong says:

    Love this post.

  5. Heather says:

    Way to go, Mom. You did such a nice job being honest with your kid.

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