Because forgiveness is an abstract concept, it’s important to model it for kids of all ages. When you mess up, let your kids see you apologize. Be specific about what you’re apologizing for, and ask for forgiveness. When young children do something wrong, offer hugs and say, “I love you, and I forgive you.” Learn to apologize together by practicing it with your kids. Help your kids learn to say they’re sorry through nonverbal means (drawing a picture or giving a hug). During family prayers, practice saying, “I’m sorry.” Admit to Jesus that you’ve all made mistakes and are sorry; then ask for forgiveness together. Try these fun activities to emphasize the freedom that comes with forgiveness.
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