I try not to stifle them in any way ... If it's not hurting anyone, I want them to be able to explore. Sometimes that means they're quite rambunctious
I always find it exasperating that the very people that encourage their children to make their own decisions, whether good or bad - and face the consequences of those decisions - feel it is necessary to shelter adults from that same decision making process.
You know adults - the ones that can actually comprehend what decisions are being made and are capable of living with the consequences. Why don't statists see the connection? People just want to make live their own lives without government trying to do it for them.