In all likelihood, your child is going to be nervous to make his or her First Reconciliation. You can help ease his nerves. It doesn’t matter how long it has been since your last Confession—go. Reconciliation is the perfect spiritual practice to rekindle our passion for excellence in the spiritual life. It is a blessing and a gift to embrace. It is not just a cleansing experience; it is a strengthening experience. It is an opportunity to work with God to form a-better-version-of-ourselves.
When you go to Reconciliation, make a point to either take your child with you or tell him about it afterwards. Sharing the experience with him will help him know it isn’t so scary. But more than that, you can show him by example that Reconciliation is not just a one-time event, but a lifelong blessing.