“I will not deny my child the privilege of failure.”
Shall I remind again of the deadline, or let it slide past? Will building him up fool him into thinking he climbed that on his own, or set him on a path so he’s not overwhelmed when the air gets thin and the slopes so steep? Will allowing him to fall devastate to the point that dusting off and trying again is no longer a perceived option? I fear the weight of failure tethering him forever.
Fear never freed anyone. How in God’s name do you free a child ? Faith, that’s how. I opt for Silence, and wait patiently. Time will tell. The climb is his.