I am currently reading the book Kids Beyond Limits by Anat Baniel. I may do a more thorough review of the book and its relevance for my practice later on, but I just came across a quote I thought was relevant.
"For your child to be able to find solutions to overcome her limitations, she needs her brain to work on the highest, most potent level that it can. However, when you go about trying to achieve goals too rigidly...rather than helping your child's brain upgrade to its highest potential, you are most likely driving it to its more primitive levels where little choice, discovery, or invention can occur." (p.156)
There is so much application here.