We are supposed to protect our children from harm, but not failure.
Yes, it is a parents job to make sure your young child learns not to touch a hot stove or run into the street. As your child grows into adolescence they have to learn to navigate on their own.
Nothing teaches a great lesson quite like failure.
Do not save them from natural consequences, sometimes there are no better lessons learned.
To fail forward is a good thing! Being there for them as sincere comfort is great and not the one who nags at them about forgetting their homework again.
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
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