In all of this, please know that I am not saying that certain recognized dangerous behaviors don’t need addressing.
If we are totally honest with ourselves, the most difficult part of allowing a child the time they need to learn these things for themselves, is that we, as parents, do not want to be seen and judged by others for having a child that “doesn’t share”, or “takes things from others when playing”, etc.
There is always a cost in doing the right thing. That cost is the sacrifice of these precious images we have of ourselves that don’t want to be seen in a negative way by others.
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