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Play Fighting Teaches Children How to Read Situations and Respond Appropriately


Play Fighting Teaches Children How to Read Situations and Respond Appropriately

Kids will be kids, as they say. And kids, left to their own devices, will wrestle and fight with each other in rough and tumble play. It is common in all cultures.

Sure, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye — but a University of Lethbridge neuroscience professor has found that children who engage in rough and tumble play (not to the extent of eye damage, of course) have better impulse control, better short-term memory and a greater repertoire of strategies to negotiate with their peers.



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