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Media Interviews

Editorials : Tag is latest victim of the nanny state
asked Stephanie Pratola, a clinical psychologist who specializes in children’s play. “There’s risk in everything.” According to Pratola, the game of tag is ...

New-Age Playgrounds Rule, as Long as the Kids Are in Charge
a January 11, 2007  article by ABC Correspondent Susan Donaldson James and featuring comments by Stephanie Pratola, Ph.D.

Should Children Play with Monsters? - TIME
"Pokemon appeals to children's desire for mastery," says Stephanie Pratola, a child psychologist. "That begins to develop at age six or seven. ...

San Mateo Daily Journal
“We’re all working really hard to pay for these electronic things that we think we need,” says child psychologist Stephanie Pratola, in Salem, Va. ...

Virtual playground: More kids at play in online worlds | Featured ...
"We're all working really hard to pay for these electronic things that we think we need," says child psychologist Stephanie Pratola, in Salem, Va. ...

The Gift of Play: Children With Cognitive Delays
Play is such a natural part of childhood. Sometimes we forget that it's not always just fun and games. It’s also crucial to promoting healthy development...

The Gift of Play: Children With Physical Disabilities
Playing is crucial to healthy development and for building strong parent-child bonds. It's equally important if your child has a physical disability...

5 Health Truths You Need to Live By Now: Health & Fitness: glamour.com
When I was a kid, my parents had a basic philosophy: Don’t sweat the small stuff, but be sure to take care of the big stuff...