The Washington Post:
With Father’s Day just ahead, two dads are honoring the beloved tradition of roughhousing.
Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen have just published “The Art of Roughousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It,” (Quirk, May 2011). It’s part how-to, part polemic.
Roughhousing, according to the authors who are a doctor and a psychologist, will make kids smart, more likeable, more moral and ethical. It will teach them emotional intelligence, bring them joy and make them fit.
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