DeBenedet's book is The Art of Roughhousing: Good, Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It.

Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D.

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 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.

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