Why it’s important to let kids fail and make mistakes

Parents have in the recent years become very hands on with their kids. I guess its a consequence of modern parents having too much free time on their hands, even though you can constantly hear the opposite being said. By having free time, I’m talking about compared to what our parents or even grandparents had. I still remember stories that my mom would tell of how my grandpa, a farmer, would put my mom and her sister in a barrel filled with toys under a tree while grandpa and grandma would work the field. Imagine today’s parents doing something like that. Kids aren’t even allowed to go outside because of fear of scrapes, getting dirty, getting sick, or whatever the current scare craze is.