"I think part of the reason why we hold on to something so tight is because we fear something so great won't happen twice." Sad thing is that holding on will also keep a greater thing from coming. Fear should never be a motivation.
The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe abot themselves. Parenting is a powerful position that we often take to lightly - have fun being a parent but don't underestimate the influence you have on your child