Children at parks and playgrounds should be supervised.
What do you think of first when you read those words?
A parent watching from a nearby bench? An older sibling or friend playing nearby? A teacher running out of numbers counting bodies in motion?
These are all good things. Today I want to present another option. It only applies in small towns.
At this particular park – maintained by a local civic organization and featuring a baseball diamond – the neighbors might like to supervise.
They promise to stay nearby — unlike the occasional teen.
They know how to raise an alarm — but generally are quiet.
Hands off — let the children learn to problem solve — it might be their motto.