Benefits of physical play between kids and dad

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Active physical play between fathers and children can be very important. Children can learn how to express some uncomfortable feelings like anger and frustration, children can learn limits and boundaries, and children can also learn different type of play that they don't always get in other situations. However, it is also very important for fathers to bear in mind that there is limit to their level of physical play and to always be in tuned and listen to their children, and hear and listen to any type of concerns or warning signs to not go over the line.

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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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