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    Default Parents or others playfully tap/slap a child's bottom - weird or normal?

    In your opinion is it weird or normal for a parent to slap/tap their pre school age child's bottom playfully?

    And how weird or normal would you consider it to be if an acquaintance did this to your child?

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    In our house it would be normal to do to MY child but very WEIRD to do to someones else child. I would feel uncomfortable if someone did it to one of mine.

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    I do it to my children all the time....
    Depending on age and circumstance, I probably wouldn't lose to much sleep over someone else doing it but would very much depend on my gut feeling, who, when where etc.

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    I do it all the time and even still do it to my 6 year old (because she has a cute lil bum) but I would never do it to another persons child.

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    I do it to my kindy kid.

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    I don't do this to DS, but I don't really think it's weird for a parent to do it to their own child.

    If an acquaintance did this to my child, I would get major creep vibes to be honest.

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    I do it to my daughter when we play, and my parents do it to her too, like as in "I'm going to give you a big smack on the bottom coz you're so silly!" But we don't smack her as a method of discipline so she knows it's a joke / playful and it's always done gently. I wouldn't be comfortable with an acquaintance doing it to her at all.

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    I've done this on occasion and I know my dad does too. Anyone else not immediate family yeah I would think it's weird.

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    Totally normal for myself or DH to do it, or our parents because our children are very close to their grandparents. It's always playful, and like PP said because they have such cute little bums.

    Totally weird for us to do it to other children or someone else to do it to ours.

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    Normal, it's a game for my nephew he calls it 'the bum drum'.


 

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