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Rough and tumble play with girls

My husband plays very rough with my 3-year-old daughter. But one day I wanted to see him amusing my little daughter and find him swinging her upside down by the ankles, I got a little nervous when I saw her hanging like that, but I smiled when I saw that she was enjoying it and hearing her laugh, so I did not say anything, but whenever he plays with her, he hangs her upside down surprising her at some point. She loves it but I don't know if that's okay.

The answer to your question can actually be found in your question. If your daughter is enjoying herself and laughing than that is the best indicator that everything is okay. Children are very good at expressing themselves and if your daughter was unhappy or uncomfortable you and your husband would know it.  In the end you can relax and guide your feelings by how your daughter expresses hers.

 

Dr Michael Nagel

Dr Michael Nagel

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast

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