Every ounce of me makes me want to tell him to stop. But my job as a parent is to prepare him for life... and that includes letting him make his own mistakes.
1:00 Allow kids to make their own mistakes
1:20 Prepare them for the real world
1:50 Testing boundaries and having fun
2:20 The BIG rocks and spaces
3:20 Don't do that... my heart sinks
3:55 Who am I to tell him?
4:20 He jumped off, but he has to learn
4:50 Building strength and skills
5:15 "You're Going To Get Hurt!"
5:40 ... and the helicopter parent feels good
6:45 Mom, Dad and Grandma... "you're not that coordinated"
7:45 Every ounce of me wants to tell him to stop
8:10 But there's something else that scares me even more
8:50 With all due respect, all I hear is excuses
9:35 It's my job as a parent, but it's not easy
9:50 Why won't you let me play
10:00 It's pains me, but I allow my children to practice
11:00 It's your job
11:50 "I did everything for them" and that's the problem