Apologies To Parents

by The PA Team

The child and parent relationship is a tricky one. As children we often feel the need to apologize to our parents--sometimes it's for things we've done wrong while other times, it's because we don't feel that we are living up to our parents expectations.

Whatever the reason, saying sorry to your parents through an apology letter is a great way to start a conversation between ourselves and those we love the most. It also allows us to gather our thoughts and think of all the things we want to say but may find difficult to express face to face.

Taking responsibility, saying sorry, and acknowledging the hurt caused will always make your bond as a child, parent and family stronger.



Sanjukat writes....

Mom and Dad I am sorry. I know you expect a lot from me but I am only a human being . I know you expect me top the boards but seeing the solution to the papers I realize that I may not be able to do so.

I may not be able to top and get marks greater than Didi. I am sorry I broke your dreams but I promise you that I tried my level best to fulfill your dreams. I love you both and I am totally shattered that I may not be able to stand in your expectations. Please forgive me. Your daughter.



Didi writes...

Daddy,

Today is your birthday. And everyone's running around the house cooking you your favorite foods, coloring in some cards, writing you some fancy poem, or last minute gift wrapping. And I'm just sitting here.

I have an essay that I haven't even started yet due tomorrow, an article for journalism that I don't even know the point of, and a test. I hate myself for giving excuses. Every year it's always the same, everybody else has something to give you, and I'm always the one who has nothing to say, and nothing to give, and nothing to do.

I have no time, daddy, and I'm so overwhelmed, and stressed, and lost in all this schoolwork and extracurricular. I don't even have time to make you a birthday gift. Nothing I can possibly write on here will make me feel any better. You will be home in 12 minutes and you'll sit at the table, we'll eat dinner and then they'll give you your gifts. That's my least favorite part, sitting there in front of you, and knowing I don't deserve a dad as great as you.

You do so much for me. And I can never repay you for everything you are and all that you do. Thank you Daddy, and I'm so sorry for not thanking you enough, and for having nothing for you today, to show you how I feel about you. I love you. I wish I could start this week over. I'm so sorry. I love you.



Bev writes...


To my dear mother.....I know now how much I hurt you, how many times I was impatient with you when (I see now) you were doing the best you could. I was so hateful and hurtful to you and you always forgave me. I love and miss you so much and I'd give anything to be able to make it up to you. It's too late for that, of course, but I pray to God every night that He will tell you how much I care.....You've been gone for eight years now, but I still grieve.....Your daughter, Bev.



Lisa writes...

Mom... I am so sorry things turned out the way they did. I wish I had been more patient with you. I will always be thankful for when you were ill and I was able to take care of you for a change. I'm sorry I didn't spend more time with you, brushing your hair or rubbing your feet. I love you.



Charlotte writes...

Dear Mummy,

I'm sorry I read your diary. I shouldn't have done it, it was absolutely wrong and I should have respected your privacy



Madison writes...

This is my apology letter to my parents, because my phone is always blocked from wifi and safari and texting, so my friend gave me a phone that I could use to download apps and talk to my friends on wifi... this is the second time I've done this and my parents found out today.

This is my apology to them.

Dear Mom and Matt: I'm sorry for lying about taking Andrew’s phone AGAIN and using it without you knowing. I was afraid and didn't want you to know that I had it because I didn't want to get in trouble and I didn't want you to take it away.

I understand that I was wrong to do that. It's important to tell the truth and I wish that I had. I didn’t want to hurt you, and I will take full responsibility for what I did. I really regret doing it now because I know I will be grounded.

You guys mean a lot to me and I keep ruining our trust by lying and manipulating you.

Is there any way I can earn your trust back? Next time I will tell the truth, even if it gets me in trouble, because it feels worse when you're upset with me. I hope that I can earn your trust again by being more honest.

Love, Madison

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Parents taking my phone
by: Anonymous

This note to my parents was really successful
you all should tell your parents and be upfront to them otherwise they will continue ruling you and thinking they are right.

Dear mum and dad,
I'm sorry for what I did although I know I didn't do anything wrong because you parents often think you're always right when for once you should actually take in the information I'm giving you rather than assuming things.
thanks,
(name)


Sorry Dad
by: Cameron Goucher

I know me and you have had our fights in the past, but I just want you know that I love you with my soul to death. I hope you can forgive me for all of my wrongs and everything I ever did bad to you. I love you so much. I had no reason to do anything I did.

I'm Sorry
by: Angie

I know that I messed up, and I am so sorry. I screwed myself over and that's okay. Yes, I smoked. Yes, I snuck out. No, I don't do drugs. No, I'm not a wh*re. You're right when you say I have a mental issue. There's been something wrong with me since I was little. I just feel sad all of the time. I think about dying all of the time. I need help. But I never tell you this because you'd just laugh at me and tell me to get over it or something. You say that I'm disgusting and worthless or whatever but I already know that. I tell myself those same things everyday. I'm so sorry for always letting you down. I don't intend to take your apologies for granted. For years I've just messed up over and over again. I am disgusted with my lies and my flaws and I simply just want to be a better human being now. Nothing feels worse than seeing you and mom so upset with me. This incident will be the last time that I ever lie or mess up again. I regret every time I hurt you. I'm sorry.

Short and Simple
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry, I love you.

Promise
by: Jxss

Dear mummy and daddy and big sister,

I am so sorry for being rude these past few weeks...I have been under pressure due to schoolwork and my grades have dropped and I'm also having social problems. You three mean the world to me and nothing can change that. I love you all to bits. I'm trying to live up to your high expectations but so far it's not working....:(

I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I'm trying my best to excel in school but my confidence is shattered because I'm not seeing any improvement in my work even though I'm trying. It's so hard for me, seeing all three of you treating me well and I'm not giving anything back in return. I will try harder to make you all proud and get A+ grades.....it's a promise.

Forgive me Dad
by: Peter M.

Dear Dad. I hate the fact that I sometimes do the things I hate most. I regret the many times I hurt you. Dad I am sorry; I don't intend to take your forgiveness for granted but dad each time I say I am sorry I mean it. Right from high school, but that was because I was childish. I am glad you guided me, I am glad you still had to support me even when I failed to graduate like most of my classmates....and now that I have lost the job you helped me get.

I feel like I have done no good, just hurt.

Dad I am so sorry. I pray to God to give us life and wisdom. I hope with time I will make it up to you and to the world. Love you much dad.

Dear Mum,
by: Michelangelo

Dear Mum,

As your child I will make you struggle, but I hope to make you always smile. It's so hard when you're a kid to always behave and not be naughty but I will always love you. I may not say it I may not show it but I do.

The way you treat me and the way I treat you are very different, but I want to make a change. I WANT to stop taking stuff, stop being naughty and show you both I love you. I am so so sorry for what I have done. I hope to make a big big change to make a better future.

To Rhia Mds
by: 3 Anonymous Kids

Dear Mum,

We understand that we have a lot of disagreements. We understand that we are wrong to treat you so. We try not to, obviously not hard enough as it doesn't always work. We are very sorry and also apologetic, remorseful and sorrowful.

True love doesn't have a happy ending because true love doesn't end. You held our hands when we took our first steps and we will never be able to repay you. We are growing up and mentally changing and we sometimes can hold on no more. I will be your strength, not your weakness. I will be the reason for smiles, not fights that are endless. I will be a beacon, not a cause for stress.

I apologize to the person who taught me how to apologize and I seek forgiveness from the person who taught me how to forgive. Sorry mum.

Your three regretful children,

Love you.

PS. I know this is really gooey but it's true :)

Dear Mom...
by: Ashi

Dear Mom,

I know me and you have had our fights in the past, but I just want you know that I love you with my soul to death. I hope you can forgive me for all of my wrongs and everything I ever did bad to you. I love you so much. I had no reason to do anything I did.

good apologies
by: jacobie

These are really good apologies letters to give to your parents.

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