Child Behaviour, Parenting

Why we should say “Sorry” to our toddlers

Importance of saying sorry to kidsThe other day as hubby walked out the house he waved to our son and promised him that he would be home early so that they could go out to the local park together.

By the time hubby arrived it was dark, cold and really too late to go anywhere.

There was a multitude of words from hubby to our son, but none that said:”I’m sorry”.

As kids often do, by bedtime, that he had not gone to the park as promised had been forgotten.

I have a problem with what happened though.

I don’t want their relationship to be one of empty promises and no apologies, due to the lack of ability to fulfill what you as a parent had agreed with your child. As a parent, I don’t think we should be ok with because they are still so young to understand, as a parent it then makes it OK to disappoint them and not apologize for it. Happy with the notion that “they will get over it”. Continue reading “Why we should say “Sorry” to our toddlers”

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Review

Children’s Book Review : Amazing Aeroplanes & In the Jungle

Book Review+Pan MacMillanSAAmazing Aeroplanes: text by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker Published First 1998

Age 3+

From as long as I can recall our son has been into aeroplanes. He’s been fortunate to have flown in a few in his life too. Now that he’s at an age that he’s able to articulate clearly, his love for planes is expressed daily. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review : Amazing Aeroplanes & In the Jungle”