I disagree. The two can be mutually exclusive. You can inculcate a sense of individual responsibility whilst "treating people like children" [sic]. And given the lack of example for individual responsibility, maybe it's not necessarily a bad thing?You are part of an organisation that treats grown men (and women) like children. And the more you treat them like children the more they will act like children.
In the wider society if people constantly have the state help them, then they constantly expect the state to help them.