As parents we can be offended by our children. They may embarrass us, say hurtful words, be exasperating, do thoughtless things or ...the possibilities are endless. As you correct your child, teach them to apologize for what they have done. Tell them what they did and then have them say ‘I am sorry, please forgive me’. Then it is necessary for you to say ‘I forgive you’. This pronouncement is most important. It releases them and you from the bondage of offence. Don't say it's ok because it's not. If it was they wouldn't be apologizing! After you have exchanged forgiveness, pray together. Ask God to forgive the two of you and come and touch your lives with his grace.
There will be times when you are wrong. Yes, it does happen! Then you go to your child and ask them to forgive you for whatever you did and have them verbalized I forgive you. Then pray together and ask the Spirit to heal any hurt or offence and cover you with His love and grace. At this time it may be necessary to forgive yourself and release yourself from the expectations and self-abuse. Simply say I forgive myself for..., then ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you with His love.
Siblings have a great knack of offending one another. It is very necessary for them to forgive and release offences they may have toward one another. You may feel this coming out in jealousy, envy and strife or some kind of tension. Offence can come out in an attitude of disrespect. Don't let these issues continue to fester and don't ignore them. They may need some alone time but ultimately you need to teach them to say I am sorry, please forgive me and I forgive anyone that has hurt me. Be aware of the discord that offence will bring to your home.
Forgiveness is in the individual's power to give. It is a choice and is given freely. It doesn't come with conditions such as never do that again or an expectation that it won't happen again. Forgiveness has nothing to do with feelings. Regardless of how you feel you can say with your mouth I choose to forgive you. It is amazing that when you do that the feelings will line up. This is a kingdom principle and it releases freedom to the whole being, body, soul and spirit. Teach your children to forgive.