Here is a quote from Rumi:
"If I had known the real way it was, I would have stopped all the looking around." But the Knowing depends on the time spent looking around.
Some parents wholeheartedly want to clear any and all obstacles in the path of a child, in doing so, we inadvertently rob our children the wisdom may be presented through twists and turns.
One in a while, let our kids be kids, let them decide.