Originally Posted by scott snedeker
My point is I feel that the common mistake parents today make is not teaching their children to be able to function without them. Part of the parental investment is thinking about the skills your child will need to thrive.
I agree very much with this. I was constantly finding things after I moved out that I wished my parents had taught me to do myself. But instead, my Mom did everything and my Dad just sort of stayed uninvolved. I'd even ask them, and nothing really changed.
So yes, parents should be more teachers than just those nagging adults who think you act like you think you know everything.