New research reveals lack of risky play could contribute to children’s future mental health problems

by Jade Jurewicz

Parents should be encouraging their kids to embrace a bit of outdoor rough and tumble as new research reveals a lack of risky play could be contributing to future mental health problems.


Nature Play WA chief executive officer Dr Kelsie Prabawa-Sear adds it’s also OK to let kids get bored.

“You have to take the responsibility away from the adults for providing the entertainment or the screen or whatever it may be,” she said.

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