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It’s entirely normal to not like being tickled. My younger son doesn’t either, and it’s very important that we enable his agency in this. At that age there’s very little they control - but their body should absolutely be one of those things. He isn’t saying he doesn’t like you or anything like that; he’s saying he doesn’t enjoy the feeling of being tickled. ...


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Don't make it look like it's your choice. Most games include age ratings (for example PEGI for video-games), to help the parents choose the appropriate content. So instead of trying to explain to your kid the reason why you are taking away the game (invite to negotiation), just show the age rating, and explain that is a rule that everyone should follow : she ...


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This is a challenging conversation to be sure, but hopefully it's not the first time you've talked about appropriateness of things with the child - by 8, you should be expecting her to regularly encounter material other parents may consider appropriate but you do not (regardless of how permissive you are). The core element of the conversation needs to be ...


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I'm afraid there's no amount of parenting that will make the confiscation of a gift not seem like punishment to an 8 year old. And that is a concern even if you can convince her she's not "in trouble". The perception of being punished for no apparent wrongdoing is bewildering on its own. Obviously, explain why you're not letting her play that game (...


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