I consider risky play an injury prevention strategy. Risky play, including roughhousing, provides children with important developmental and physical benefits. Children who have the opportunity to engage with risks in a secure setting with minimal hazards and appropriate supervision learn lessons that will serve them in good stead when they encounter risks in the “real” world.
— Mariana Brussoni

Researcher Mariana Brussoni at UBC shares some fascinating, counter-intuitive research about the positive link between roughhousing and reduced future injury.