Let them do it!

This is something I didn’t experience with my own dad. He was a contractor and very artistic. Whenever I had a project for school, it turned into his project. He got a lot of A’s for me. The problem is I didn’t learn anything from it. There were many things I wished he would just let me do it on my own. Now I have noticed when my wife or others in my life try to help me, I get upset cause I want to do it on my own even if I goof something up or break something. I find myself doing the same to my girls and I have to stop and let them do it, even if they are going to fail. I don’t want them grow up wishing I let them do it on their own. This is one way children find their individuality. If everything is done for them, how can they become independent?

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