Teaching kids about forgiveness doesn't have to be somber. You can use discussion points, activities, and role-playing, to practice saying "I'm sorry" and helping develop your child's sense of empathy.
PRACTICE THE ART OF SAYING SORRY
Work on the "art of an apology" together. At home, reinforce the four steps of saying "sorry" together:
1. Say "sorry"
2. Ask forgiveness
3. Fix what you did wrong
4. Promise not to do it again
TALK IT OUT
Here are some questions you can use to dig deeper with your kids:
What are ways we can show someone we are sorry?
If you had a chance to return to the time you made a mistake, what might you have done differently so that it would not have been made?
Sometimes we make a mistake by using hurtful words, not listening, or harming another person. In what ways can we use our mouths, ears and hands to help fix a mistake?