More Play, Less Problems?? With Dr. Debbie Rhea
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This week’s guest is Dr. Debbie Rhea of the LIINK project, and this episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. I discovered Dr. Rhea in an NPR article talking about how she experimented with a school district in Texas, giving the students more recess time throughout the day to have unstructured play.
You know what happened? The kids improved in all areas of their educational lives!
BOOM!! THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN PREACHING! Exercise and a healthier lifestyle can change LIVES! It’s not always about shoving medication down kids’ throats and hoping for the best!
This is an AMAZING Episode! Thank you SO much, Dr. Rhea!
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In this episode, Peter and Debbie discuss:
- Debbie’s project (02:16)
- Attention fatigue (04:42)
- Why is play time not important (07:33)
- The number of child diagnosis (09:46)
- Target focus vs field focus (10:19)
- Hope for change (12:38)
- Financial limitations (12:38)
- Meeting, breaks and boredom (14:39)
- Boys vs girls (15:22)
- Advice to teachers (17:10)
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