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International Forgiveness Institute

By teaching squabbling siblings how to forgive each other, experts say, you’re giving them a valuable skill and strengthening their bond later in life.

Decades of research show that forgiveness helps the forgiver. Here’s why it works.

Genuine apologies facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation. But you can’t force them. Here’s how to teach kids to say “I’m sorry” — and mean it.

Kids fight. Hurt feelings linger. What’s a parent to do? This animated video offers a step-by-step approach.

Want to build a virtual community at your child’s school? Check out this series of free presentations on raising compassionate, courageous kids. Designed for anyone to deliver over Zoom or in person, they come with a presenter script, an entertaining slide deck, and audience participation prompts.

This episode of Like a Sponge was produced by Carol Lloyd and Charity Ferreira for GreatSchools, thanks to the support of U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the John Templeton Foundation. Sound editing and design by Christopher Ferreira. Special thanks to Rocio Hernandez and the Tariq Khamisa Foundation; Robert Enright; Susan Freedman; and Ojig, Isaac, Nishan and Jono.

The music in this episode is by Jay Varton (Heal With Me), Nils Frahm (Them), Jon Bjork (A Glimmer of Hope), Iris DeMent (Sweet Forgiveness), and Bonnie Raitt (Sweet Forgiveness). Like a Sponge’s Season 2 theme is Blue and Green by RimskyMusic.

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Updated: October 5, 2020