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5 Things Never to Apologize for to Your Teen

Yes, it's important for parents to apologize to their teens when necessary. But in today's video, Pat explains five situations where that may just not be the case!

Hi there! Welcome back to Homeschool Freedom Fridays! Today I’m sharing my take on some things you should never have to say “I’m sorry” about… I think you’ll agree with them, too!

Thanks for joining me 🙂

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Parenting teens can sometimes be a little bit tricky! They are looking ever more closely at us as they seek role models for adulthood. At the same time, they are trying to discover their own way of growing into that role.

While I do think that it’s important for parents of teens to admit to and apologize for mistakes as we make them, I also think there are some areas where we should stand our ground. There are some situations for which we should make no apologies whatsoever!

  • Never apologize for wanting to eat family meals together
  • Never apologize for asking how their day went
  • Never apologize for praying for or with them
  • Never apologize for requesting help around the house
  • Never apologize for helping them discover the direction for their future

Can you think of anything else parents shouldn’t apologize for? Tell us your thoughts in the comments… 

See you next week!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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6 Responses to 5 Things Never to Apologize for to Your Teen

  1. Becky Jones June 17, 2017 at 2:30 am #

    Enjoyed today’s blog. I am the 75 year old lady from TN. Loved all 5 of the things that you went over. I’m a grandmother who has raised her grandson most of his life. Now he is ready to make a decision about his future. He was going into the Air Force but he is having a problem with one of his legs. So now he is working in a factory and I do hope that he doesn’t contain that for long.
    Your prays are asked for him. His Mom is on drugs.

    • Pat June 21, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      Oh Becky, I have added him to my prayer list. I’ll also be praying for you, as you seek strength and wisdom dealing with him. My heart goes out to you, but remember – He is able! God’s got this, and we can trust Him in all things. As much as you love your grandson…God loves him even MORE!

      {{hugs}} to you!
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  3. Sapana V March 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    I agree, there are no apologies for these 05 things, because as parents all these things are a way to show our care and concern.
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