“Measure twice, cut once” has broad application. If we don’t consider the response of our words and deeds (“measure twice”), the actions (“cut once”) will often put your relationships in jeopardy and make reconciliation very difficult going forward.
We should never assume that parents don’t need help “navigating the maze” that we call parenthood. We all need help and should never be embarrassed to ask.
Forgiveness is an essential trait to human existence. The ability to forgive allows us to move on in our lives, progressing from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Forgiveness is therefore a fundamental developmental step in our lives.