I used the real life example of Mr. Coburn, the part owner of the race horse California Chrome. California Chrome is an amazing horse that won the first two races of the most prestigious horse racing tournament; the Triple Crown.
You can watch the two videos, one of Mr. Coburn losing his cool after his horse lost the last race. He said things he later regretted. The second video is of him apologizing later for his rant afterward. http://kidscharacterbuilding.com/a-sincere-apology/ The videos are appropriate for elementary kids to watch. You can download a free PDF set of my blog post as well.
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There is also a fun internet quiz further down the page. The kids are asked: If you had a big argument with your BFF earlier today and needed to apologize, which of these apologies would be sincere? It’s followed by four quotes like this one; “I'm sorry we argued at lunch today. I know I was wrong for some of it, but mostly it was your fault.” Kids have to decide whether or not the quote is a good apology or not, following this is a brief explanation on things to consider in making a sincere apology.
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