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Afterword by Dr. Aaron Lazare, dean / chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of On Apology

Say Sorry And Mean It:
Apologizing From The Heart

Jack's friend, Charlie, knows how to get away with just about everything: “If you get caught, just say you're sorry.” But does an apology count if you don't really mean it? And what happens when the person you've hurt knows you don't mean it? Jack's about to find out there's a whole lot more to a real apology than a simple “sorry!”

Trudy Ludwig's book captures the importance of making a sincere apology and models for children how to take ownership of hurtful behavior and make amends.

Sorry! includes:

  • An afterword by renowned apology expert Dr. Aaron Lazare
  • A note from the author
  • Discussion questions
  • Dos and Don'ts of apologizing