How do your teach a 5 year old remorse?
My sweet daughter has been pushing buttons. She doesn't apologize for her actions. Me saying you should apologize just brings the short"Sorry."
We've had talks with her, Rob has tried talking to her about hurting feelings and feeling remorse for her actions. Today she broke something that wasn't hers. Accidents happen. But this happened because she was playing with something that wasn't hers and was off limits. My first instinct was to go break something that belonged to her. Then she would know what it felt like to lose something...I feel shame that this was the FIRST thing I felt. Please don't judge me for that. I called Rob right after that and had him calm me down. He does a good job at it. He came up with things like having her do jobs that would help us out, or having her pay for it out of her savings. She doesn't really get that she has savings...and there aren't that many jobs that are punishment enough. She's 5. She can pick up toys and set the table. Those are things required of her anyway.
I need y'alls help here. How am I to teach this girl remorse?
How do I focus on God's plan, instead of the anger, guilt and shame I'm feeling right now? Oh, dear friends, I need some guidance.