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Those are some valuable points. Here's something that happened a couple of weeks ago - a nieghbor's kid while playing, accidentally poked my son's eyes with a stick (moms and kids were there). His immediate reaction was to go home crying and shut himeself in his room (he is 5). His mom wanted him to come out and apologise, while we all knew that it was an accident and these things happen and I even said it was ok, his mom was trying to teach him to own up - in her words. She wanted to teach him that sometimes bad accidents do happen, but a child needs to stand up, own up, apologise and then go instead of running - we all knew that, that kid was scared and was also sorry as well as embarrassed. But I can see her point of view and appreciate it. I think it is a difficult and a valuable lesson to teach a child!