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Is it okay to slap my toddler's wrist to teach important things?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Weidman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No !

In brief: No

No !
Dr. James Weidman
Dr. James Weidman
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Holding the hand while talking to the child works a lot better.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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In brief: No

Taking it gently but firmly and keeping hold of it for the duration of the lesson works much better.

In brief: No

Taking it gently but firmly and keeping hold of it for the duration of the lesson works much better.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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In brief: No

It is better to teach your child to listen to you by calming talking to him/her.

In brief: No

It is better to teach your child to listen to you by calming talking to him/her.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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