The decline of play and rising mental health issues in children

This is a fascinating article about the importance of unstructured play for children to prevent most mental disorders.  The article makes special mention of children playing with other children with adults making sure they are safe but not intervening in the process as much as is practical.  It's clearly really important for children to interact with the peers.

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders | Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201001/the-decline-play-and-rise-in-childrens-mental-disorders?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C4366197426 -- shared by Browser

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