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.

Show Notes:

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

Ryan Roy


Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only five years old. After getting married, his biggest fear was having a child and not knowing how to be a good dad. After studying everything he could find, writing a bestselling book, hosting 300 episodes of a popular parenting podcast, PLUS growing an immensely successful FBI Dads program at his own kids' school... Ryan has decided to share what he's learned. FBI Dads is Ryan's life mission. Ryan welcomes YOU to join him in this journey to help dads connect, be present and be a positive influence on their children.