How much to protect and how much to let them experience and learn as kids? This is always the big quandary.
As kids we enjoyed the freedom and learnt so much by doing things and making our mistakes. As a parent, so often the instinct is to protect and ensure everything is perfect.
I have to keep telling myself so often, that resilience and independence are such important virtues to nurture as well. One of the key ingredients for successful living is the ability to learn to adapt and bounce back with the least scars and the maximum wisdom learnt!