Raising children takes a bit of parental balance.
You want to give, but not spoil.
Trust, but not without warrant.
Bestow confidence, but not arrogance.
And you want your children to have a confidence backed by a tested knowledge, not a hollow ignorance.
It is a fine line to walk.
Half the battle is probably just being a constant base of support.
If you overprotect your children and don’t allow them to separate, they have trouble developing confidence. They do not believe they are capable if you don’t allow them to be capable. They will doubt themselves and their abilities. A little doubt, however, is helpful. You want them to feel confident but not omnipotent. Limitless freedom comes with a price as well. The child who has no boundaries will become too impulsive. She will believe that she can do anything at any time. The answer is in the balance.