To Fail or Not to Fail?
It's one of the hardest things to do as a parent...let your kids fail. Man, that one is tough! You don't want them to go through the "bad stuff", especially when you can help prevent it!
But, as we know, nothing in parenting is black and white. It's fine to theoretically say that all children must make mistakes and fail, but when it's our children, all that great insight can go out the window. To put it in a baseball analogy, which I like to do, "you just don't want to be there when they strike out."