Originally Posted by deafgal001
That's different ...
I was talking about not allowing your child to grow and be independent (even just slightly) when he wants to IF he have the maturity to handle it. For example, a kid want to pour milk all by himself, but the parent are like "NO, NO, you are too young, you'll make a mess!" but that just a very small example. There are parents out there who take care of every little problem a child have, and their child have a very difficult time learning from his own mistakes.
Right, I get that, just commenting that I was accused of over-protecting my kids. Ah well.