According to the authors of “Parenting with Love and Logic” Foster Cline and Jim Fay, there are three types of parents: the “Helicopter parent, the Drill sergeant parent, and the consultant parent”. Each parenting type has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Which are you, and what do you want to be. As a helicopter parent you huver around your children preventing them from making mistakes, always there to catch them. As a Drill Sergeant parent you are there to tell your children what to do, not sure if they can make the right decisions on their own. AS the Consultant parent, you are there for children, as they make mistake and successes along the way, you are they to observe and give support when needed.
It is important to allow your children to fall. They will not know success if they don’t know failure.