There is this unwritten rule that exists between parents and children. It sneaks up on you when your kids are, oh, about 9 or 10 1/2.
I had to find out the hard way:
YOU CAN NO LONGER REACH FOR THAT HAND TO HOLD.
Although I am not a parent, I am an uncle, and I have found two exceptions around the "no hand rule"---candy and allowance money. ;)
Note: This only works if you are a girl and only until they reach eleven. Otherwise, God bless!