When a child did wrong, his/her parent (or a person who takes the place of parent) will "apologize properly and clean up after it ." The child psychiatrist says that it is at that time when a parent is needed. When children are in trouble, they are already punished sufficiently. And they also take it hard to make their parent feel miserable. So, it is a family that creates an environment for children to start all over again instead of scolding them. From "Gaze Toward Children."
November 6, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun