Why Rough-and-Tumble Play is Really Good

Rae Pica with Thomas Reed

While many teachers, schools, and parents discourage roughhousing, the data suggests that rough-and-tumble play is actually very good. Among the many unrecognized benefits is the intimacy and need for touch that it provides young boys. Thomas Reed makes a compelling case for not only encouraging rough-and-tumble play but for joining in frolic.

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May 8, 2009