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  • Published: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 190 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781594744877
  • 1594744874

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The art of roughhousing : good old-fashioned horseplay and why every kid needs it

by DeBenedet, Anthony T.

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Call number: Parent Shelf 649.57 De

Available Copies: Downtown Parent Shelf

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Our bold claim for roughhousing -- Get started with instant roughhousing -- Flight -- Games -- Contact -- Imagination -- Extreme roughhousing -- The joy of roughhousing.

Provides information about how roughhousing can help families bond and get children to exercise, with examples of different games to play including the flying fox and the human cannonball.

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This book is helpful for new parents or soon to be. I misunderstood what the book was about prior to requesting it.

Great perspective on connecting with your child

This book is a how-to manual for connecting with your child in a healthy, proactive way. Some of the case studies illustrate how 'roughhousing' has helped seriously anxious or disturbed children (and their parents) work through that anxiety or their negative history. In general, though, the book provides great guidance for learning creative and enjoyable ways to teach your child how to recognize his or her own limits, respect boundaries, and problem solve with you as a guide.

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