Letting go is probably one story lesson that can teach both the child and the parent a valuable lesson. Children are hands down very impressionable and sensitive, and there are times when you as a parent might not want to accept that a line needs to be drawn, they need to become independent.
Therefore, here is a story that talks about the challenges of learning to do things on your own through stronger roots.
Once there lived two neighbours who used to grow the same plants in their respective gardens. One neighbour was fussy and took extreme care of her plants. The other neighbour did what was required but left leaves of the plants alone to grow as they pleased.
On a fine evening, there was a huge storm, accompanied by rainfall. The storm destroyed many of the plants.
The next morning, when the fussy neighbour woke up, she found that the plants have had been uprooted and destroyed. However, when the more relaxed neighbour woke up, she found that though the damage to her plants was minor her plants were still firmly rooted.
The plant of the relaxed neighbour had learnt to do things on its own. So, it had done its bit of work, grown deep roots, and made a place for itself in the soil. Thus, it had stood firm even in the storm. However, the fussy neighbour used to do everything for the plant, thereby not teaching the plant how to sustain on its own.
Moral Of The Story
Sooner or later, you have to let go and become independent. Unless you stop fussing, nothing will work on its own. The plant of the normal neighbour had done its bit of work and made a place for itself thereby standing firm. The fussy neighbour did everything for the plant, thereby not teaching the plant how to sustain on its own.