Kids need some intervention but what would happen if we just got out of the way most of the time?
I think they’d do just fine.
We are not perfect and we have so many limiting beliefs or blindspots that we potentially start exposing them to those. It can become detrimental.
Let them figure it out themselves. Let them problem solve. Let them self-regulate.
Let them be themselves.
We can be a coach and talk through what they are going through but we don’t necessarily have to give them all of the answers. We don’t have to tell them exactly what to do.
Otherwise, we can’t blame them when they are older and don’t turn out to be upstanding, kind, and generous adults.
They were just doing what they were told.