Empowering teaches someone how to do something.
Enabling does it for them.
Enabling often eliminates the consequences of one’s behavior.
Enabling occurs with more than just children. We can enable employees, bosses, friends, siblings, spouses, and even parents.
Enabling creates dependence.
while allowing them to take responsibility for his or her situation.
Enabling attempts to ease the circumstances for them
and you often end up taking the responsibility on yourself.
Enabling puts the accountability for their life on you.
Enabling: when helping isn’t necessarily what's best.