It is every parents wish for their children to reach for the stars and it touches our hearts when they fail or lose a challenge. Yet, what we truly want is for them to find happiness.
When our children are young and learning the basics of communication, physical development to walk and run, it is easy to help them along. A little training towards changing thought direction, giving options, and being there to pick them up when they fall. We laugh at their antics of acting like adults and playing in different occupations. These moments are very important so that as they continue to grow and expand, they still know that you are there and going to help them up.
Where it is common to lose the connection is when their communications skills are fully developed yet they do not want to talk about it. Or they are physically capable for the new challenge and refuse to try. The fear and insecurity through growing up can be very challenging for us.