The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders | Psychology Today

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders; Peter Gray; In Psychology Today; 2010-01-26.
Teaser: There’s a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever.



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