"There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings." Hodding Carter
Sounds so beautiful, doesn’t it? But what exactly does it mean? I found this beautiful interpretation by Dr Laura Markham that says as parents we must provide a strong foundation or anchor to our kids so that they feel emotionally secure, and therefore feel confident enough to spread their wings [be independent].
Now ‘independence’ in kids is often misconstrued.