Spoon Feeding can leave the taker crippled for lifeThis story was recited to me by my class teacher which I would like to share here:
Once a man was taking a walk in his garden when he happened to see a cocoon in the branch. He was so fascinated by it that he decided to take it home. He took it carefully back to home and observed it every day when one day he saw that the caterpillar was trying to crawl out of its cocoon. He waited for few minutes to see if it could make its way out, but unfortunately, it failed to come out. So, this man felt pity for this creature, he decided to help it by opening up the cocoon for the caterpillar. The caterpillar seemed to be very happy to be outside. It started crawling around, he waited few more days, so that it could turn into a butterfly. Days and weeks passed by, but the caterpillar didn't progress, it kept crawling around, it didn't turn into a butterfly. So he decided to consult one of his friends for the reason behind it, which is when he got to know that it was inside the cocoon that the caterpillar slowly turns into a butterfly but you cracked it open even before it could turn into a beautiful butterfly.
It was very late when the man realized his folly, now that caterpillar will never turn into a butterfly instead it will crawl all its life.
Sometimes, our intentions to help by spoon feeding kids will only do more harm than good to them.