The helicopter parenting movement is finding itself in a bit of a tailspin these days. Tired of the overscheduled, overprotected tots that the parenting philosophy has produced, today's mamas want to loosen things up a bit and are finding themselves at a loss for how to do it.
The release of The Art of Roughhousing ($10), has parents thinking back to the fun they used to have with their parents and older siblings as children, only doing it a bit more cautiously with their own kids. The book that features step-by-step sketches for traditional horseplay activities, including pillow fights and the Underdog. The new book isn't the only one advocating such play. Check out other texts that aim to shake up the way parents currently interact with their kids.