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Should You Set Limits for Pretend Play?

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Know When to Step In

“If two kids are wrestling, and one kid is being pinned, and they’re smiling at each other while it happens, that’s fine,” says Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play and author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. But if one child is definitely not enjoying it, you should intervene and help them understand where they stepped over the line.