Pastor Tim Porter shared an example of a confession he's made, which uses the Seven A's of Confession:
Son, I was quick to anger with you, and I tried to change your behavior by speaking harshly to you. I could see on your face that you were hurt by what and how I said it. I can imagine that it will take a little bit before you trust me to speak with you with kindness. I will seek to be slow to anger with you and not discipline you in my anger. Will you please forgive me for speaking harshly to you?