Never be afraid to apologize to your child. If you lose your temper and say something in anger that wasn’t meant to be said, apologize. Children need to know that adults can admit when they are wrong.
The most important thing I have learned from crime shows….
never ‘middle-aged white woman smile’ at my children in the yard (or running to the bus, going to a friend’s house, etc) out the front door.
Someone WILL die.