Should parents say sorry to their kids?

Parents should use an apology to model behaviour they would like their children to learn.
Parents should use an apology to model behaviour they would like their children to learn.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

NEW YORK • Parents can slip up but should they always apologise to their children? Or should apologies be given only in certain circumstances?

According to experts, it is important to apologise - but how and when you do it depends on the situation and age of the child.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Should parents say sorry to their kids?'. Print Edition | Subscribe