Your child was born full of wonder. Everything seen, tasted, touched, smelled is a first time experience met with exploration. These experiences lay the foundation of brain development and learning. What gets emphasized as important in the first 5 years of life, actually shapes how the brain functions.
In nurturing resilience in our children, its important to find a balance between the bubble wrapping practices of a helicopter, over-protective and controlling parent on the one hand, and the laissez faire, under-supervised parenting practices on the other.