Upon learning that daughters "liked rough-and-tumble play as much as their sons" the "dads were often pleasantly ...

Link found between dads, 'princesses' and anxiety

A study has shown that encouraging children to take risks, be competitive and engage in rough and tumble play can help prevent childhood anxiety disorders. But, unfortunately, this type of play is more commonly experienced by young boys than girls.

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Playful parents prevent anxious kids: study

Parents who play games with their kids, challenge them to a race, or simply muck about with rough-and-tumble activities may be helping reduce the chances of them developing anxiety problems.

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