Is there a phrase or word that would fit the activity (verb or noun) of hosting or supporting an activity for your children etc. Such as coaching the soccerteam, or perhaps just taking them to a party/sport/activity and staying there with them.

  • It's sometimes termed simply as being present. – Lawrence Apr 28 '16 at 8:23
  • Sure, but that doesn't imply any external activity. You can be present at home in the kitchen too... – David W. Apr 28 '16 at 8:25
  • Yes, of course. You didn't ask for an external activity. Children's activities can also be - and often are - conducted at home and in the kitchen. – Lawrence Apr 28 '16 at 8:26


(noun) : an older person who accompanies young people at a social gathering to ensure proper behavior; broadly : one delegated to ensure proper behavior

(transitive verb):

1 escort

2 to act as chaperone to or for

(intransitive verb):

to act as a chaperone

Chaperone can be used as a noun or verb. You could say, "he's a chaperone", or "she's chaperoning the activity"


Anthropologists use the term participant observation for their ethnographic research; though the term does not exist, perhaps you're looking for something along the lines of participant parenting that communicates active parenting and is easily understood in context.

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