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It's considered child abuse. Do you abuse your children ?

Anonymous
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The helicopter game.
You know, the one where you hold the child's hands and swing them around a few times...



Hospitals consider that child abuse because of the amount of dislocated elbows, shoulders and other injuries they see each week from it.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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No, I don't play helicopter with my kids.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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We don't. A friend of ours did it to a kid she was watching and broke her arm. It was pretty messed up to see that so we make sure not to play that game here.

KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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DH holds them under their arm pits.
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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No, but only because he is too big now
But I will still give him a pile driver :-)
polkaspots
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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Yep. Most of the time I swing them from under their arms though.
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staci1103
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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I've never heard of it. 

Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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I've survive a million helicopter games as a kid. Not one dislocated anything.
HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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No. I hold her under her armpits.
kikibix
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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I did not do that because I had read and heard about the dislocations.  I doubt anyone thinks of it as abuse just someone not being informed about the risks.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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That's what I do too. Doing it with their hands is just stupid. 

Quoting KairisMama: DH holds them under their arm pits.


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