It is natural for parents to want to protect their children, keep them from harm. But in
doing so are we depriving them of essential skills they will need as adults?
Consider this…in life you must face adversity. There are confrontations, negotiations, people who would attempt to deceive or defraud you and those who would physically harm you. If you have been sheltered as a child and adolescent, you will be unable to recognize and effectively deal with these inevitable situations. So I suggest to you, as parents, don’t insulate your child from these learning experiences. Instead, stand beside them and offer support and guidance where appropriate, but let them figure out how to deal with challenges. You will be guiding them toward success instead of cheating them out of valuable life lessons.