Delaware health: Sussex kids urged to play outdoors

June 2, 2011
by Molly Murray
Delaware News Journal

Susan Moerschel jokes that her mother used to tell her to go play in the street when she was a kid.

Of course, the quiet street was a safe playground, as were the stream corridors where she went exploring as a youngster, long before she became the state parks resource manager.

"Children are no longer permitted by their parents to play outside," said Dr. Harry Lehman, a Seaford pediatrician.

Parents are busy or they are afraid their youngster will be hurt or abducted, he said.



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