Kids learn the word “sorry” quickly, but take longer to learn the value of that word.
How many times has Charlie (my eldest) covered the computer corner in food, rubbish, plates and cups to just say “sorry” in that roll your eyes type of way?
We often say, “sorry doesn’t mean anything unless you change your behavior.”
But how do they learn the value of sorry?
I guess the same way they learn everything else: observation.
If you display true sincerity in your apologies, and endeavour to change your behaviour as a result, then they might just see the value.
Nothing quite like a life long lesson.