Apology Letters for Parenting

Dear {Recipient},

This letter may come as a surprise to you, given the fact that this is the first time I'm reaching out to you in {number of} years. I don't know how you'll react to my letter, but whether it's positive or negative, I hope that you'll read it until the end.

Would I go back in time and change things if I could? I honestly don't know the answer to that. While I truly regret not having been in your life, I can't help but be proud of the amazing person you've become. Yes, you deserved a better childhood and I should have been there for you, but I want you to know that I'm so very proud of who you are today.

Please don't think that I'm not condoning my actions. I know that what I did was inexcusable. Still, I hope that we can stay in touch. I'll understand if you'd rather have nothing to do with me, but I would be ecstatic if we can find a way to be in each other's lives from now on.

{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

I'm the parent of {child's name}, the child who sent {rude/inappropriate} {messages/comments/something
to your {son/daughter} on social media. Though {child's name} has already apologized to your
{son/daughter} for {his/her} behavior, I am reaching out to you as I am also responsible for my {his/her}

I'm really sorry for what happened. I should have known better than to let my {son/daughter} use
{Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook} without adult supervision. Please know that I have prohibited {him/her} from using social media for {time period}, and when {he/she} regains access, I will be monitoring {him/her} closely.


{Your Name}

Dear [Name],

I am writing to apologize for the unfavorable guidance I have provided. I understand that my advice has caused you distress and I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest apologies.

I understand that you have been relying on my guidance to make important decisions and I regret that I have not been able to provide the support you needed. I should have taken the time to better understand your situation before offering advice and I am sorry for not doing so.

I am aware that my advice has had a negative impact on your life and I am truly sorry for this. I understand that this has caused you a great deal of stress and I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering I have caused.

I am committed to providing better guidance in the future and I will strive to ensure that my advice is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I understand that my advice is not always correct and I will strive to be more open and honest with you in the future.

Once again, I apologize for the unfavorable guidance I have provided. I hope that you can accept my apology and forgive me for my mistake.


[Your Name]