What I Witnessed a Father Do To His Son In a Restaurant Has Forever Changed Me

I just witness a boy, maybe 6 or 7, accidentaly spill a slushee everywhere. I’m talking blue and red goop all over the floor, the table, everywhere. The boy looked up at who I assume was his father, and immediately apologised. Instead of getting angry, his father just said “Hey, it happens. Let’s go get napkins and I can show you how to clean it up.” Then they calmly went to get napkins and he helped him clean the entire mess. Then, as they were throwing the napkins away, the father said to his son, “You’re going to be a human being for a long time, and you have such a smart brain that it’s important you learn how to be more aware of what you’re doing. So next time just be sure to pay more attention to your surroundings so accidents like this don’t happen. Accidents like these can be prevented, but it’s still okay if they happen. As long as you take responsibility for your mistakes, the clean up is a breeze.

I know big messes seem overwhelming and you might feel like you can’t do it by yourself, but it’s always ok to ask for help. There is no problem in asking for help when you need it. “

I have no words this is parenting done right. 

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