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Many thanks to Mark and his son for sharing this great move with us! Mark adds that practice is *key* before going live. “I my son lay on his back on my queen size bed, feet at the edge of the bed on one side, head towards the center of the bed.  I reach out and grab […]


Thanks to Louise – a mom in North Carolina – for this move! You are car, laying on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor, and one hand in the air.  Your child sits on your knees with their feet on your belly (this game is suitable for ages 2-7).  Your hand […]

Education and Parenting Solved: Fire all the Janitors!  By Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD and Anthony T. DeBenedet, MD             Thanks to Newt Gingrich, we now understand the problem with schools in poor neighborhoods: janitors are overpaid and children should be mopping the floors.  Forget the child labor laws that Mr. Gingrich thinks are “stupid”; forget […]

By Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D. and Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. A society that fails to protect its children has lost its moral compass. The unfolding Penn State University scandal is a powerful reminder that protecting children requires action. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Man’s inhumanity to man is not only perpetrated by […]

The Art of Roughhousing wants videos of your family’s roughhousing moves! And we’ll post them here at The Art of Roughhousing.  If they are challenging, be sure to include detailed instructions. We’ve learned some great ideas from parents and children, and we want yours.  We also love the creative names that families come up with for […]

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