You’ll often hear kids say, “I’m sorry, but…” and follow their apology with an excuse.
“I’m sorry, but you wouldn’t let me play my video games.”
“I’m sorry I kicked a hole in the wall, but you told me I couldn’t go outside.”
So, what your child is actually saying is:
“I’m sorry, but it was your fault.”
Or another way of saying that is:
“I’m sorry, but it wasn’t my responsibility.”
Parents need to know this: if your child is in the habit of making excuses and not owning his mistakes, he’s not learning how to take responsibility for his actions. It also means he ...Read more