In order to raise children with highly developed instincts, it’s important to know when to step in and when to step back and trust their natural intuitive process. Too much parental intervention interrupts their learning on many levels, including the most primal one: learning to trust their gut. And let’s not forget, our kids are constantly learning from us; and if our actions tell them that we don’t trust their instincts, what do you think that does to their self-esteem?
Ironically, there’s no way to know when to intervene and when to let kids be. That’s when it’s time to trust our own parenting instincts.
“Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson