Art of Roughhousing: Good Old Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs it

Art of Roughhousing: Good Old Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs it

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By (author) Anthony Benedet, By (author) Lawrence Cohen

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  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 190mm x 16mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1594744874
  • ISBN 13: 9781594744877
  • Illustrations note: 40 colour and black and white Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 52,088

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Physical play - what some might call roughhousing - is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don't even have playgrounds. But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence Cohen are here to shake things up-literally! "The Art of Roughhousing" teaches parents how rough - and -tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present fifty illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together - everything from the Sumo Deadlift to the Rogue Dumbo. Arriving just in time for Father's Day, "The Art of Roughhousing" is the perfect gift for rowdy dads everywhere.

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ANTHONY BENEDET, M.D. is a young, energetic, adventurous dad. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Anna, and their two daughters, Ava and Mia.Through his various experiences, Anthony has built a solid knowledge base in both the physical and medical aspects of this type of play. He earned a BSE from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and his M.D. from the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, receiving the university's highest senior leadership award. He is currently a board-certified physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. LAWRENCE COHEN is a licensed psychologist, author, and consultant living in Brookline, Massachusetts.He attended Haverford College and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University. Larry is the author of Playful Parenting, an award-winning book from Ballantine in its 10th printing about nurturing close connections, solving behavior problems, and encouraging children's confidence. Larry is also coauthor,with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace, of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Friendship, Popularity and Social Cruelty in the Lives of Boys and Girls,and Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Children Solve Social Problems. He specializes in children's play and play therapy

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"An inspired defense of roughhousing! I guarantee that if you read just a few pages of this book, you'll be down on the floor wrestling and laughing with your children."--Michael Thompson, co-author of the national best seller "Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys ""Two dads offer the perfect antidote to helicopter parenting.""--"Washington Post""