Retraction: A public statement made about an earlier statement that with draws, cancels, refutes, diametrically reverses the original statement or ceases and desists from publishing the original statement.
Apology: A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure.
Today, I am writing a retraction and an apology for a post that I wrote the other day entitled “Helicopter Parenting.”The experiences that I write about here at “Square Peg in a Round Hole” are exactly what they are; they are experiences. And although I have grossly offended a dear friend, and that was not my goal, nor was it meant to be offensive in anyway, shape, or form, I have hurt someone near and dear to my heat.
So, it is with my sincerest apology that I retract and remove my post entitled “Helicopter Parenting” because loosing a friend so dear would be heart breaking, and I am sorry for offending you and criticizing you… even though it was not my intent. I have opinions and am extremely opinionated, but I never judge, because I am the last person in the world to judge anybody. Parenting is hard enough, but throw in some added stress here, there, and everywhere, and BINGO! More opinions. Not judgments.
I am sorry my friend.