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Pop him on the cheek?

What does it mean when someone says "I popped him on the cheek" or "You should pop her in the mouth"? Does it mean a slap on the cheek or mouth?

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Asked by ToddlerBrain82 at 12:05 AM on Oct. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Yes, it means to hit your child and I find it disgusting.

    Answer by MotherofIreland at 12:06 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • It's not a slap like you think of when you see bar fights or anything... Usually it's more of a tap than a slap. The point is more to draw attention to the words or actions than it is to cause pain... I have see lots of kids get "popped" in the mouth, and have never once see on "slapped" or really even hit...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:07 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I know a mom who flicks her son on the mouth, as a correction prompt. This lo is 2 years old.


    Answer by Sisteract at 12:19 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I always thought of it as a little flick with your finger. For example, my breastfeeding son bit me, so I popped him on the cheek - more like a flick, I guess - and broke his latch. He was surprised, but it didn't really hurt - didn't leave a red mark or anything.

    Answer by Reenieredhead at 12:19 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • It could mean a whole slew of things really. Popped to some people could be a little tap, all the way up to a punch. My friend told me she "pops" her son in the mouth when he bites. I witnessed it and she actually slapped his mouth....

    Answer by Ash9724 at 12:29 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I think it means different things to different people. I know some where a 'pop' is a slap. I've seen some leave a mark. Others it's more a little flick, or tap, kinda a reminder 'that's not a word we use' ect. Not enough to leave a mark or actually hurt. I don't think I could ever do anything close to hitting my kids' face though, even a pop.

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 1:01 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • it could mean anything really, just depends on the mom I suppose. If I were to ever "pop" my DD on the mouth, I think for me it would mean a slight tap near the corner of the mouth.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 1:48 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • popping or slapping a child is uncalled for I believe they should only be popped on the bottom

    Answer by lchristianson5 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • yeah i think that is what it means

    Answer by Inheritingkids at 10:13 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

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