Failure ~ good or bad?
As you reflect on life, when are the times you grow the most? Is it in the good times when everything is going your way or is it in the challenging times when you have to pull up your bootstraps and push through. If we are truly honest it is in the difficult times that we mature, learn and hopefully grow from experience.
The same is true for children. If we protect our children from failure, how will they know how to face it in the future?
Rather we must incrementally increase their freedom which increases their risk and responsibility. Let them fail while you are there to guide them through the crisis. We can keep our children in a castle with a moat all around and burrow in safe from the world. Or, we can expose them to many new and different experiences which pushes them out of their comfort zone and opens their mind to all the possibilities.