Close your eyes and go back into your childhood to the first time you resisted help while exclaiming, "I can do it myself!" Smiling yet?
It is easy to see that children from a very young age are really able to align with the idea of becoming self sufficient and I personally see it as a demonstration of confidence and willingness to stand within their decision. Whether or not it is appropriate to abandon all help is irrelevant. The point lies within their conviction.