The Power of Repair - How the Simple Act of Apologizing to Your Kids Can Transform Your Family’s Home and Generations to Come

After Bedtime with Big Little Feelings

Sep 20 2023 • 43 mins

On this powerful episode, Child Therapist Deena Margolin and Parent Coach Kristin Gallant offer a profound healing moment to parents everywhere: if you messed up, if you yelled: it’s not too late, you didn’t f*ck this whole thing up, you aren’t a horrible monster: you’re HUMAN, just like the rest of us. This episode will be the warm hug of “I’ve been there, you’re not alone” that you’ve been waiting for, PLUS:  An exact framework of what makes a good repair moment Common phrases to STOP saying when you apologize after messing up Why repairing doesn’t come naturally to us (spoiler alert: it’s not YOU, it’s your childhood) The powerful love chemical in the brain that gets released (for both parties) when you apologize  The most IMPORTANT part of repair most people miss: ways to take care of YOU after you’ve messed up and why it’s the crucial piece of the repair puzzle Why easy going kids do not equal better kids Theme Song Composer: Liz Fohl To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit