Decline in Independent Activity as a Cause of Decline in Children’s Mental Wellbeing: Summary of the Evidence.

ABSTRACT It is no secret that rates of anxiety and depression among school-aged children and teens in the United States are at an all-time high. Recognizing this, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Association issued, in 2021, a joint statement to...

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