Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded
It can be so easy to put our fears and our own views onto a child. It is indeed our duty to care and protect and to teach our children. However, it is also our responsibility to let them flourish and truly become the highest version of themselves. As parents and adults, we have seen our lives through our own eyes and it is important to remember exactly that. Our own. It is important to retain the fact that a child's life has the opportunity to be radically different from ours and that we have some influence in helping that child live a wonderful life. It is not up to us to mold a child's life as much as it is an opening to be a supportive springboard for a child's future.