I sometimes wonder if I love my children sooooo much that it "handicaps" them from growing up to be responsible, well-adjusted grown ups. I have two grown sons (a 23-year old and a 25-year old) and I still find myself "protecting" them from life's disappointments and/or consequences because I cannot bear the thought of them being hurt or in an uncomfortable situation. My husband says that I "baby them" and should let them suffer consequences and/or life's disappointments............but for some reason it just kills me to think of them feeling these stresses. I know in my head that it actually builds character and responsibility, but I find myself constantly worried about their well-being and it kills me to think of them "suffering". How do you let go??? It's so hard for me. Any suggestions???