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Old 08-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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If this hand holding is what you think would work best for their situation, I'd urge her to reconsider arguing the fact that it is not breaking the law.

Reading that and considering the provider's opinion... What would happen if the child was being a turkey, running away from an adult, towards an extremely busy street. Would it be viewed illegal to grab a (hard jerking, perhaps bruising) hold of that child to #1 prevent them from running away like a naughty child and #2 prevent serious if not fatal injury???

Holding (not squeezing) a child's hands while saying no and/or explaining misbehavior, IMO seems to keep the child's attention to you.

Maybe the provider didn't completely understand what specifically you meant, and you could demonstrate so they understand it's not a malicious act??

Good luck!
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