Depends on what's going on.
depends on what is going on and if it is supposed to be a controlled play or "wild"play.
depends on the situation
only when they play dodge ball...nuff said :)
I don't have kids but I've worked with kids a lot. So I do usually intervene if they are misbehaving. If I see a form of bullying I will step in and explain to the "bully" the "rights and wrongs" without being mean to them myself or belittling them. I guess I step in when there are teachable moments. Kid 1 trips into Kid 2's blocks and Kid 2 hits Kid 1, I explain that hitting is wrong and Kid 1 didn't do it on purpose and how to handle the situation if Kid 1 had done it on purpose. I obviously spent a lot more time around little kids, haha. And obviously the parents were paying me to be the type to intervene....when I am out with friends and their kids, I am uncomfortable discipling their kids when they are around.
It totally depends. Almost always if my son is the one doing wrong, but someimes if the other kid is crossing I line, I like to experiment and see what my son will do...it might be funny.
Depends on the kids.
Not usually, but back when DD1 was still playing with Psycho-Brat (whose mother's name is: It's-Not-Her-Fault), I did have to intervene more and more as Psycho-Brat got more crazy. Oddly, we met Psycho-Brat2.0 last year and his mom, He-Swears-He-Didn't-Do-It, was even more of a pain in the ass and that "friendship" required a nasty confrontation.
I prefer DD1 hang with kids whose parents don't go out of their way to tell me how "hard it is for Jr. to meet kids who are as nice as your daughter". That's usually the hint that I'm going to be intervening in the play time.
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