Quiet Parenting

I read once that parents and children experience conflict something like every 30 seconds. I was thinking about that a lot yesterday, and in trying to avoid those conflicts was brought to this idea, quoted from Grunelius out of  ‘You Are Your Child’s First Teacher’ by Rahima Baldwin Dancy:
“Much of a child’s happiness depends on our success in conducting the daily life with and around him with a minimum amount of friction. Every time we may feel like stepping in with advice or an order or a correction, we might well pause for a moment to do two things: firstly to ask ourselves whether our interference at this particular instant is really necessary; and secondly, to find out what the child is actually trying to do.”

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