Does the urge ever go away?
Does a parent ever stop wanting their child to make the right decisions?
That’s a very good question! Looking at my own parents I don’t think the urge to make “the right decision” for your child ever goes away – I see them swallowing back hard struggling not to interject, and though it may be hard on them it warms my heart still just to imagine how they feel about their “baby” girl
My daughter’s only 3 this year – already with a perfectly formed stubborn streak – which has led me to believe that for any parent to stay sane, we just have to learn to trust from the minute your child (a thinking human) can walk up to you and say I want this, because of that. Maybe try to show them what pros and cons you can see upfront, what your preference is, and then offer all the support and confidence you can muster to get them going… (at least if it doesn’t work, all that energy spent worrying will have put a whole list of back-up plans in place by the time your parental wisdom is called upon – mutual trust is key).