We are fallible people and we don’t always get it right, no matter how many times we hit the ball out of the park with our parenting wins. We have a chance to model behavior for our children and connect with them on a deep interpersonal level when we share sincere apologies. Let’s review some ways that we deliver, model, and teach the nature and art of social grace through apologies.
Tabby Chapman is a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee and a Professional Clinical Counselor trainee, through Life Source Affordable Counseling Services. As a therapist, her priority is to encourage her clients to find their own solutions and take the reins of their healing into their own hands. She is there as a guide to how to use those reins. She is focusing her career on helping parents improve their relationships with their children as well as helping people restore or rebuild strong attachments to themselves as they heal from trauma.
Tabby is also the founder of the Freedom Train Project, an advocacy program for people wishing to leave cults or coercive relationships. The most important lesson Tabby derived from her own life experience was to let go of trying to exert control over others, in all areas of life. Tabby is also the proud mother of 4-year-old twins.