As parents, it is expected to want to protect your kids from disappointment, defeat or failure; even though, while protecting them, we unconsciously are harming them.
Excessive protection is the barrier for courageousness. When we over protect our kids we are discouraging them from acting on their instincts despite risk or criticism.
The paradox is that defeats or failures are actually beneficial for kids. Learning to deal with setbacks teaches them to develop key qualities they will need to succeed, such as endurance, resilience, creative thinking, and the ability to reinvent themselves.
As parents, we should keep in mind: To risk is to experiment; it can turn out right or wrong, and allow our kids to feel comfortable with failure.
Yes, do protect your kids from harm... but not from struggle; allow them fail! - Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld