As you see your child growing up and becoming his/her own person, you would start having these mixed feelings of being proud of them and terrified for them at the same time. You want your little angel to be the best version of themselves, to be productive, smart, kind, and helpful to others… It is every parent’s goal.
The only mistake that happens is we start applying some of our behaviors on them as a way to show our care, but not aware that we are ruining them in a way that can impact their adult self.
Many parents think they can live their lives through the lives of their kids, which is one of the worst things that could happen to a little child. Our responsibility is to help them grow, to be educated, and allow them to gain their own experience. It is how they can shape their own personalities, and that’s why it is also important to not overdo it.