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Teaching Children How to Offer Apologies That Stick

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

I want my children to be sorry, not just say it. I want them to know why they are sorry, and to leave the situation with a plan to avoid repeating it. That is why I changed the apology process at our house. This is what it looks like now.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Some Personalities Are More Likely To Apologize Than Others

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl There are those healthy, well-adjusted people who are quick to swallow their pride and apologize when they'...

Dangers of Apologies

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gualtieri

Learning those words quickly becomes a gateway to an apologetic attitude. I'm not saying that teaching your children how to apologize is a bad thing, but that phrase should come with a warning label.

10 Things I Wish I'd Said

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Nile Cappello

I'm not going to lie and say I'm 100 percent happy with the way I've handled certain things in my life. Although there are not situations I necessarily wish I'd avoided, or wish hadn't been thrust upon me, there are situations I wish I had responded to differently.

Blinded By the Light

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media
Stephen Gray Wallace

Teens and young adults who receive encouragement and support from important people in their lives, perhaps especially parents, typically emerge on the other end of this developmental dilemma with a "self" intact and ready to move on to adulthood.

Women, Stop Apologizing For Existing

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Existing in a space is not a privilege -- it is a right. Treat it as such, and have the courage to stop apologizing for it.

Why Apologies Matter and How to Make Them Meaningful

Gina DeLapa | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Show me a leader who can't offer a decent apology, and I'll show you a leader who will ultimately have no followers. And to quote my mother's favorite adage, "To be a leader, you must attract followers.

The Time I Threw Sand In My Cousin's Mouth And Blamed Him For It

Annie Battles | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

I've always been a little hard to contain. Some people call it joie de vivre, others, my psychiatrist included, call it ADD. One of the mainstays of my personality, and arguably a symptom of the disorder, is extremely impulsive behavior.

It's 2014 and YOLO Is Still Bringing Us Down

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Gladstone

Despite its fading glory, I still worry that we're on the verge of permanently being remembered as the YOLO Generation -- a generation whose baffling and repellent vocal majority has decided we'd rather stand for youthful arrogance than stand for nothing at all.

What Donald Sterling Should Say

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Mark Olmsted

I have long known these feelings to be irrational. I could bore you with stories from childhood and upbringing that would make them a little more understandable but they wouldn't make them any more excusable.

The Power of an Apology in Divorce

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

For divorcing and divorced spouses, a heartfelt apology can work wonders in beginning to heal relationships and in settling disputes.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

5 Situations Where You Should Always Apologize

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Let’s be honest: No one ever really likes apologizing. This is especially true when we feel wronged ourselves or caug...

What's In The Presidential Health Care Apology?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The Apologizer in Chief is back at it. This time he apologized for something or another related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It's not...

Sorry, Men's Health, But Movember is Now Mea-culp-ember, Too

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Christina Pesoli

No, he owned up, no strings attached. He said he made a statement that turned out to be not true. He said he understood that it is scary to get a cancelation notice. And he apologized. Obama's apology gets full points for being unequivocal.

How To Make Fewer Mistakes (And Get The Most Out Of The Inevitable Ones)

Nell Minow | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm something of a professional when it comes to mistakes. I believe mistakes can be our best teachers. Here is some of what they have taught me.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

The 7 Apologies I Owe My Husband

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

By Karen Thompson Walker The author of The Age of Miracles: A Novel (now out in paperback) reveals the kind of "I'm sorry" that can turn a marital ...

The Right and Wrong Ways to Apologize

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Having the courage to admit we've screwed up is one of the hardest things to do. But is simply saying "I was wrong" sufficient? Giving and receiving apologies the right way isn't a matter of etiquette; it's a crucial component of ethical intelligence.

What Is The One Thing You'd Like To Say Sorry For? (WATCH)

Posted 01.11.2013 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What is the one thing you'd like to say sorry for? var src_url="http://pshar...

The Prank That Sank

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Jocelyn Greenky

What were those two DJs thinking? Answer: Only themselves. My heart sank when I read the news that the nurse tragically died after being a victim of...

Making Amends Isn't Always Enough

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Making amends doesn't mean that I can have relationships with the people involved, it doesn't mean they will forgive me -- or that the process will be sufficient for them to forgive.

Atonement for Atonement's Sake

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

While I have never participated consistently in any form of organized Judaism, and while I cannot bring myself to believe in the magic of a "Book of Life" exactly, I am intrigued by Judaism's prescribed process for atonement.

Do You Over-Apologize?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

How many times a day do you apologize? Think about it. Not a major, "I messed up" kind of acknowledgement, more of a figure of speech, a rationalization, an excuse. If you're like me, it happens often.