Please pay attention... Is tickling a child harmful?

2 October, 2022
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Please pay attention... Is tickling a child harmful?

Tickle children is a form of play and fun that parents, relatives and friends do with young children, but did you know that this tickling can harm your little one?


Even if he laughs at first, this does not mean that he enjoys it or accepts it, but rather it may have some negative effect on him, despite what may seem to you or to others to the contrary.


This does not mean that we use inherited methods that harm them, such as tickling or "stuttering", which brings them some negatives, such as:


Disturbing the child: Many adults do not like to be tickled, so how is this appropriate with young children? You need to make sure whether your child accepts this or is causing him discomfort, and then it must be stopped immediately.


Impact on his breathing: Because of the different responses of each child from the other, some signs and signs of danger may appear on your child when he is being tickled, such as shortness of breath or gasping for air.


- Reinforcement of wrong ideas in him: one of them is the desecration of the child’s body, the idea that an adult has the right to touch it may be reinforced in your child since his childhood, and the first is for him to learn that no one else has the right to touch him without his permission, which will develop his self-confidence and independence, and protect him from more serious problems , such as harassment, etc.


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