Protectiveness and coddling are certainly part of the right way to raise children; but when a child becomes an adult, as St. Paul says, he has to put the things of childhood away. He becomes free: he has to care for himself, his family, and others.
We cannot live, create, grow in terror, in constant fear for our lives, the lives of our kin. And yet we know, we always know, how fragile is the whole edifice.
Each instant/Is the door/Into eternity