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Old 01-14-2008, 06:35 AM
 
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I feel so heart sore - I had such a fight with my son yesterday. Actually I over reacted and feel so miserable now. I hurt his feelings terribly and I am so sorry. I told him I am sorry but can see the hurt in his eyes. Anybody knows how I feel!!!???
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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Aww-I'm sorry you feel so guilty. We kids have a wonderfully high forgiveness capacity when it comes to our parents. It's nice you apologized-don't beat yourself up too bad over it.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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Let him know how you feel again and admit to him you over reacted and are so sorry. That will show him it is ok to admit when you are wrong.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Eastern PA
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I know exactly how you feel. I think it's happened to all of us as parents at some point. Heck, overreacting does show how much you care

Talk to him ASAP and tell him what you told us. I always admired my parents when they did this - and now I do it with my own kids when I overreact. Saying you are sorry is a great start, but expanding upon that a bit and admitting you overreacted would be even better.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Ouch. Yes, I know how you feel. Talk to him, like the others here have said. Say you are sorry for the things you did wrong. But stand by the things you did right.

He'll love you just the same.

Thinking of you,
TW
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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My nine year old DD and I fight constantly. Can't wait for her to hit puberty- Gee won't that be FUN! ughhhhh

Yes, there have been times where I had to go apologize.

Part of being a parent, I suppose- admit when you were wrong (or did wrong)
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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Red face Fight with my son

Thank you all for your positive posts - sorry I am only responding now. I feel much better and so is he......thanks again - seems like we all have the same feelings one way or another. What makes everything worse is that my hubby (2) has been unemployed now for 1 year and I am the only breadwinner. That also takes its toll. I keep praying that maybe tomorrow something will come up. We live in South Africa and jobs are very scarce. But again - I am sure I am not alone.
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