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Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development

When young monkeys or rats are deprived of play, they fail to develop normal abilities to regulate their emotions. There is good reason to believe that the same is true of young humans.

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How Children Learn Bravery in an Age of Overprotection

I doubt if there has ever been any human culture, anywhere, at any time, that underestimates children’s abilities more than we North Americans do today. Our underestimation becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy, because . . .

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