As a parent standing back and staying silent is so very very hard ...

How to Ruin Children’s Play: Supervise, Praise, Intervene

How to enjoy, not destroy, children's play.

 "My soul has been stirred by many of nature's wonders--by orange and yellow leaves sparkling in the autumn sun, by mallards landing softly on still waters at dusk, by clouds drifting by as I lay on my back gazing upward. But, of all of nature's scenes that I have enjoyed and pondered, none have enthralled me more than those of children playing--playing on their own, without adults guiding or interrupting them. Intervening in children's play seems to me to be like shooting those mallards that are landing on the water."..

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