"Parents should encourage at least one to two hours of outdoor time per day."
"It’s vital that schools appoint mental health leads."
The team analyzed data from 61,759 school students.
How do kids prefer to take notes these days?
Do you tell your kids yes or no more often?
The top reasons parents tell their children to go play outside included getting some fresh air (51%), taking a break from devices (47%) and exercising (42%).
Psychological tests were given to 9,000 boys and girls aged 9 or 10 in the USA.
Previous research has consistently suggested that participation in organized sports as a child might help protect against mental health problems.
"Increased levels of physical abuse are associated with greater difficulty accessing the areas of the brain that regulate emotions"
"Moms, dads and caregivers also clearly relish helping their children to create long lasting, quality relationships, and parents are putting in the effort to make sure...