How Children Learn the Skill of Tension Control

  • A. B. Frederick


Children should learn to relax for the same reason they learn the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Tension control is a basic skill. Is such a skill worthy of “Fourth R” status in the curriculum of basic education? Is it indeed presumptious to claim that something called “relaxation,” essentially a non-verbal skill, should be equated with the “Three Rs,” the latter forming the essential verbal and symbolic foundation for literacy and technology? I believe the answer to such questions to be in the affirmative (Frederick, 1979).


Physical Education Educational Objective Tension Control Neuromuscular Relaxation Progressive Relaxation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Frederick
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  1. 1.State University of New YorkBrockportUSA

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