Admit your mistakes

Excerpt from “99 Tips for Talking with Your Teenager:”

Tip #89: Always be willing to admit your mistake and say, “I am sorry.”

Commentary from ACS Executive Director, Dr.Philippe Rey:

Accept that you have feelings too. You may feel frustrated, angry, discouraged, or sad during difficult times with your adolescent. Being a good parent doesn’t mean being perfect. Model the ability to apologize when you feel that you let your emotions get the best of you. Your example will help your child understand human frailty and ways of mending relationships strained by stress or disagreement.