Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Masterly Inactivity in Action


You can read about masterly inactivity, or you can come see the fruit of it in my front yard, which is strewn with recycling (aka trash) in various stages of...um...something.

Every time I ask if they are done with their...um...experiments and they consent to clean it up, they discover a new play that simply must be played.

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  1. Nice. That kind of play is the.best.
    I read the article you linked. Some of it reminds me of Kohn. I have gotten very hands-off with my kids especially when they are spatting (unless it appears someone is going to get injured) and rather than coming in and solving things if they do come to me, I have been trying to give them tools to go solve it themselves. it is amazing the difference this makes.

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    1. I wish I remembered to do that more often. The best I've managed recently is something along the lines of Henry and Elliebelly's mom, "Work it out, you two!"

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  2. This is where Don't Look Parenting comes in, no? ;)

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    1. Definitely! I've been walking through my front yard with mental blinders on for weeks now. Luckily the only people who have come by are the mailman and the one who replaced the windshield on our van. Considering he saw the inside of my van, the front yard wasn't a big deal.

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