38: Regret: How to Get Over That Thing You Did


Many parents feel regret over a relatively small thing they did when their kids were younger that they believe caused their child’s current problem.

The funny thing is that the incident can be so minor that when you tell someone else about it, they laugh it off.  But it haunts you.  If only you’d said no to the sleepover, yes to quitting the team, or made the time to listen that one day at pickup….

This week we are going to talk about how to forgive ourselves for those relatively minor “mistakes” so that we can set ourselves free and focus our minds in ways that help our families.


  • Determine if you’re partially right about your past mistake being the cause of their current struggle.
  • Use your regret as fuel to improve your family.
  • What to do when there is no “bright side” to look on.
  • Three ways to look at your regret that will help you feel better and move forward.

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