That's what Son used to tell us... not for allowing him to make big mistakes or do a big gamble in life. Not yet, anyway. But rather, that was what he told us when we wanted to make sure his homework is done correctly or nicely.
Draw for him? Not allowed to.
Correct his work? No! Teachers will correct it. "How am I going to learn?" he retorted.
We need to make sure he completes his daily pile of homework but he can be heard muttering "don't you trust me?" Ouch... But he's not given a free rein because his teachers told us that he has a tendency to do thing halfway and not finish it, homeworks too. Hmmmm... So much for being trusted.
Pretty darn stubborn that boy. Wonder who he takes after, that stubborn attitude. HAHAHA
And to wait for him to finish his homework? OMG! It takes ages!
For his studies, he listens to us during revisions and if/when he doesn't understand something. Other than that, he get sulky when we insisted on checking on his work or tried to "correct" his answers.
So yeah, his books has a lot of markings from the teachers and subsequently a lot of corrections done. Plenty of ugly drawings too. Let's not talk about his ugly handwriting!
But he seems OK with it.
Anyway, this boy despite being stubborn, a tad lazy, a tad mischiveous, loves any excuse not to attend school; is the top 2 boy in his class. I kinda given up hope of ever seeing him getting the top place.
But I respect him wanting to be independent. I respect that he never insist on us helping him do his homework. If he doesn't finish anything, it's his responsibility to bear the consequences.
But sometimes, I wonder whether we're being lacksaidical about his education? Are we being lazy parents? I don't know. I feel I am. :(