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Problematic Play

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Play can become problematic when a child is given too much or too little freedom. For example, in instances of play described inĀ Playing in Industrial Ruins play can be problematic if a child is exposed so possible hazard or learns about something that is not necessarily good to know yet. By this I mean getting injured, or seeing people use drugs or are violent etc. However, if a child is overly sheltered, they will not know enough about the world. Play can allow children to learn many lessons such as how to interact and socialize with others, how to resolve conflict, and how to share and be empathetic.