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 […]

            I recently returned from a trip to Romania, where I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with a group of dedicated parents and their children.  The parents spoke English fluently, which was good because I struggled with just a few words of Romanian.  But when it came time for the morning of play, I […]

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 […]

Continuing our proud tradition of public service to the US political landscape, The Art of Roughhousing presents its newest move, The Donkey and the Elephant. The essence of this move is a high-energy stalemate, where no one moves an inch, but everyone gets a good workout. Stand face to face with your child, with both […]

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