Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Brookline, Mass. He is the author of the award-winning book Playful Parenting. Cohen also co-authored two books on children’s friendships, popularity, and social cruelty: Best Friends Worst Enemies and Mom They’re Teasing Me. His most recent book is The Art of Roughhousing, co-authored with DeBenedet. You can follow him on Twitter @larjack1.
Anthony T. DeBenedet is a board-certified internist and gastroenterology fellow at the University of Michigan Health System. He is also an advocate for play. He and Cohen recently authored The Art of Roughhousing. DeBenedet’s writings on play have been published in various media outlets, and he has appeared on radio and television to encourage parent-child play. He frequently speaks to parenting groups and offers play events around the country. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Ann Arbor, Mich. You can follow him on Twitter @RowdyDad.