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Too much support and suddenly you’ve wrapped them so tightly in bubble wrap and they’re blobbing around in a miasma of your perceived lack of trust in them.

Too little and they feel abandoned and unsure of where the heck to even go next.

The key to supporting learning and helping to build resilience is to be an ever extending scaffold for your child to climb at their own pace.

To hang back and let some struggle occur but to be close enough to be the home base for when it all becomes too much. To intervene or interrupt only when you really have to, just enough so they know you’ve got them.

It’s something of a delicate art form really.