Always Say You’re Sorry. Your children look to you as their model. Model the behavior you are requiring of them! Teaching and modeling taking responsibility for our mistakes is no exception. You will make mistakes from day one until the end, and it’s okay. What’s not okay is not apologizing. Your child learns to be humble from you. Even if your child acting poorly, but you handled the situation badly, you should apologize too. Two wrongs don’t make a right. We have permission to start over, and learn from our mistakes, but if we can’t admit we make mistakes by apologizing, then how do expect our children to?