The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Knowing how to admit your wrongs in front of your children


OUR ADVICE - No parent is immune to excessive anger. Recognizing his mistake will not make him lose authority, quite the contrary.

Sometimes all it takes is a ten-minute delay and the mischievousness of a child who decides to go to school in pajamas for you to lose patience.

The mustard goes to the nose, we shout that he is a "first time pest" (in the best of cases) and we dress him a little briskly.

Ditto when the teenager leaves a lot of dirty plates lying around in his room.

Under the influence of anger, he is asked the very rhetorical question:

"But are you stupid or what?"

Once the tension has subsided, it's time for regrets.

But sometimes it's hard to admit when you've been wrong.

“Some parents think that apologizing would make them lose face,

confirms Adrien Blanc, clinical psychologist in a medico-psychological center and author on child development.

Yet authority is not authoritarianism.

Acknowledging that we made a mistake, that something can be discussed or that the exchange could have happened differently, gives more legitimacy to the parent.

The child realizes that the person who establishes...

This article is for subscribers only.

You have 81% left to discover.

Pushing back the limits of science is also freedom.

Keep reading your article for €0.99 for the first month


Already subscribed?


Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2023-01-29

You may like

News/Politics 2022-12-24T07:12:32.240Z
Sports 2023-01-26T16:21:37.391Z
Life/Entertain 2023-01-10T14:31:46.055Z

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.