Do You Admit It To Your Kids When......

@lynnemg (4540)
United States
March 3, 2009 10:08pm CST
you are wrong? Or, do you just ignore it? I am one who will admit is to my kids when I am wrong. I think that it helps to teach them that we all make mistakes, and it also helps them admit to their own mistakes a littlel easier.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I absolutely admit when I'm wrong AND I apologize as well when I make a mistake..It wouldnt make any sense to NOT do those things but expect them to ya know...
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@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
4 Mar 09
When I'm wrong (and I must say that I seldom am) I stand for my mistakes. We're not perfect and everyone makes mistakes - some more than others. I have no problem to admit that I was wrong - if I really was wrong. The sad part is that some people do belive that I can't say that I'm wrong, since they can't been abeled to show that I really was wrong. I've been in conflicts all my life with people that said I was wrong - but in the end it was me that was right (a lot of teachers have been in conflict with me - both my teachers and the childrens teachers). I think it's important to admit when you are wrong - but it's also important to keep your opinion when you are right even if the others belive you are wrong!
• United States
4 Mar 09
im 16 no kids here, but my parents never admit it when there wrong... for instance "Dad the printer is not working" "Yes it is" "no it isnt" he looks and is like oh the power must of surged and turned it off... well ok but he was still wrong, that is a crappy example but i can never think of the right thing to say at the right time, if i think of a better example ill get back to you.
@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
4 Mar 09
My 6 year old likes to ask questions and sometimes Yes, I am wrong. I do tell him that I am wrong because I wouldn't want him going around thinking one thing and it be another. If he asks something to me that I don't know the answer too, I will find out, I will look it up, ask someone else, but I will not just I don't know and ingore it. Admitting when your wrong is hard to do, but it teaches my children that everyone makes mistakes and it's ok.
@chabawel (330)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
I admit to my children if I said something wrong. They think it's funny when Mommy made a mistake but not being sarcastic about it. They know that Mommy is just human.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
5 Mar 09
i do admit to my kids whenever i am wrong and also do tell them sorry.i am trying to teach them to accept their mistakes and also good manners like sorry,by showing them my example. happy mylotting.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Kids learn by example. If we deny, blame others for, or don't admit to our mistakes, why would they? Like Anora said, it's simplest to start when they are young... "Opps, I spilled on the floor" and then you also teach them to take responsibility for the mistake by adding "now I need to clean it up" I'm human with all the trappings. I even admit to the big wrongs. I get down in front of my almost 5 year old and say "Mom is sorry she yelled. I was frustrated and did something I shouldn't." By doing that I told her who was really at fault for my yelling... not her or what she did, but mom and her feelings. That I named the feeling also helps her learn about her own feelings. I think it is very important to teach them as they grow instead of waiting till there is a problem.
• United States
4 Mar 09
Lynne- Yes, I definately do! I'm human lol. I think it helps them to see problem-solving in the making, and it teaches them empathy. I know that at times in the past I've had to swollow the pride, but as I age it seems I am getting better about letting the ego go and telling them "Look, I made a mistake too". With my little ones it's more about "Ooops, mommey spilled water on the floor. I better clean it up", and things like that. They don't feel so bad about their accidents when they know I have them too! Great discussion. Anora