I often find myself thankful that I taught our kids to say important words like:
"Will you forgive me?"
And in response to someone who says those words to them, to say:
"I forgive you!"
These are important words to say and hear, and I believe it's imperative to teach your kids to be able to say them sincerely, and in a timely way, and to receive them with openness and grace. This exchange is balm for the soul!