Dad's Roughhousing May Have Positive Impact on the Child

Roughhousing with dad is said to be able to teach kids about risk taking and setting boundaries.
2:34 | 06/11/14

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Next up in "The heat index," a piece in "The Wall Street journal" just in time for father's day. It looks at the interactions between fathers and their kids. We know how the interaction between moms and kids, what difference that makes. But this shows that roughhousing teaches kids about different things. It teaches kids about risk taking and boundaries. And it's a good lesson for dads who play with the girls. How are you with the girls? We play a game called hunger games. That's not as bad. We're not supposed to take that the wrong way. Not as bad. All it is -- Who are you? In the games? I get on the bed. And they try to get over the bed. Oh. Okay. That's good. I don't know why they decided to call it hunger games. But that is the game. Yeah. That's roughhousing. Yes. I have such fond memories of it. It's so fantastic. I love this story. And I love that image of you doing that. That's amazing. We put so much -- we put so much emphasis on the mother's impact. It's good to have the study. Especially father's day, coming up on say. Burning up "The heat index," Shonda rhimes gave the commencement address at dartmouth college on Sunday. Speaking out about the notion that doing it all is not a great thing. The "Grey's anatomy" and "Scandal" creator talk about the inherent challenge working moms face. Here's a snippet. If I am killing it at work, I'm probably missing story time at home. If I'm sewing Halloween costumes, I'm probably blowing off a rewrite. If I'm accepting an award, I'm missing my baby's first swim lesson. You should go online and hear about the 20-minute speech. She's okay with the bargain that she's made. It's about showing her three daughters that women can work and be successful. She believes it makes her a better person and a better mother. And I know I've often said this about my mom and said, you can have it all. Just not all at the same time. That's the thing. That's what she was trying to say, too. You can have different things. But it's too difficult to do it all. And she's figured out how to balance it all. And we say it over and over. It's one that I have to remind myself. Give yourself a break. You do the best you can. You choose your battles, so to speak. Good point. And I recommend you go and listen to that. Shonda really hit it out of the park. Just a brilliant woman. And an inspiration.

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