Sorry + Forgiveness09/19/2013 - Author: Jennifer - No Comments
My son is 3 and I am trying to teach him manners and responsibility and you know, stuff about life. He has a learning disability and doesn’t comprehend well. When it comes to teaching him conversations, he often repeats everything because he doesn’t understand how conversations work. You know, someone talks and you respond to what they say.
One of the things I want to instill in him is apologizing and forgiveness. When he disobeys, I have him say “sorry” and then I respond by saying “I forgive you”. Recently, he had to apologize. When I prompted him by asking what do you say, he said “sorry”. Then he said “I forgive you”. He is confused, but it did make me pause. To him, it is a complete thought. For my sweet 3 year old, you can’t have one without the other. There are no conditions. He isn’t aware that we have twisted forgiveness. To him, forgiveness is immediate.
Another lesson taught to me by my 3 year old. Forgive without conditions.