Dad's

Why do we hold kids back so much?

I don't but my parents generation definitely did.

My Dad was smart enough to recognize that once I was able to use all the woodworking tools safely he let me do what ever I wanted in his workshop.  I would build furniture, experimented with different techniques.  I was ok at it and if I had continued to work at it I could have been great with it.

This was all before Google.  Just power tools and imagination.