We’ve all heard it before: Don’t cry over spilled milk. So why, when our 6-year-old accidentally empties a carton of it onto the carpet, do we want to do just that?
Other than the obvious reason, involving carpet cleaner and half an hour of our time, we parents love to see our kids succeed in all they do, whether they’re learning to pour, writing a book report or competing at the state championship track meet. So we hover, prod, remind and rescue them, shoving aside any obstacle in the name of preparing them for a better future.
But do we do them a disservice in the meantime?
Click here to read the full article as Dr. Jennifer Hartstein weighs in on this topic.