Is Tickling Child Abuse
From July 14, 2020
- A growing chorus of critics think that tickling a kid is tantamount to bullying or even child abuse.
- One expert says tickling can overwhelm the system and make children feel helpless and out of control.
- Another says, “Despite their face looking like they are enjoying it, if they say they don’t like it, they probably don’t like it.”
- She adds, “You’ll see them hold their arms really tight next to their bodies or pull away, which suggests that there’s something about it that’s aversive.”