Should children be forced to apologize when they hurt another? Isn't it simply "good manners?" Check out my latest article, a discussion of the meaning of an apology and why "I'm sorry" may not always be the best expectation.
Making Children Apologize

So if you will consider that forcing children to apologize may not always be the best path, what then? Taking responsibility for causing harm and taking action to help may be a more important first step. Here are alternatives to making children apologize.
Alternatives to Forced Apologies - First Steps
Alternatives to Forced Apologies - Making Amends

What are your thoughts on the issue of forced apologies for children? Before writing, please do read the articles above -- I'd love to hear your response and perspective.
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Nicki Heskin, Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Editor
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