It is not what you do for children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
A child’s mind is a clean slate ready for content. Like a classroom board, it does not matter what the writer chose to write on it, there will always be zero resistance. It is left for the writer to erase a mistake with a duster and leave the right words on it or not.
But the longer the writer use the board, the rougher it becomes such that even when she tries to clean some mistakes, it will still be visible to an extent. As parents we sometimes get clouded with parent’s love that we always want to physically help our children with any challenge they face in life.
While it may be hard for parents to offer unrelentless act of kindness to their children, we should know that teaching them to become helpful to themselves is what will help them live a successful life. When parents exceed certain limit to help their children and not teaching them how to help themselves, they could grow to an irresponsible adult.
Like the Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu would say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Such statement explains the need for parents teach their children to become useful to themselves to grow into a successful human being.