Step 1 Accept Responsibility
Step 2 Apologize
Step 3 Make Amends
Mr F and I just spent a good hour going over these points. And we weren't talking about teaching them to the kids. I suggested he just memorize the following statement:
"I fucked up. I am sorry. What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again?"
It's really that easy.
Fortunately I'm never wrong so this doesn't apply to me.