Childhood like any other journey usually means you need some help and support along the way. My wee man has gotten very good though at saying "da solo", wanting to do everything by himself. He is becoming so independent as he learns and grows. While he does not want to admit it there will always be times he needs a little helping hand along the way. Then when things no longer seem so big, so new and maybe a little bit scary he can happily do it all by himself. Daddy and myself always try to be there for him even through the frustrating moments when he tries to do it all or quite the opposite when he gives up before he even tries. It's also a great comfort to know he has extra helping hands too. My parents don't get to see him that often and it's quite possible because they don't "bug" him as much they tend to get even more out of him. It was special capturing him practice some new skills with his granddad. He learnt a great life lesson I think, you can't just let go, hold on tight. Oh and it's okay to ask for help sometimes!