Everyone has probably all heard of the story of a person helping either a chicken hatch out of an egg, or a butterfly break out of a cocoon, and then the animal or insect dies because it needed the hard work of the hatching process in order to survive. For this object lesson you would have an egg, or a picture of a cocoon and tell either one of those stories. Then here is the lesson that I would put with that. " A parent or leader is doing their children or youth no favor in helping them out too much with the difficult things in their lives. It is good for them to struggle and be frustrated and feel defeated and feel inadequate and have to be painfully stretched. This is how they develop their own skills and talents. Don't steal their blessings and think you are saving them.