The Huffington Post
January 18, 2017
Beware: Tickling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I was on the phone with my friend Elizabeth when I heard her 9-month old daughter Poppy screeching in the background.
“Ooooh!” I winced. “Is Poppy okay?”
“She’s not crying. She’s laughing!” Elizabeth explained. “Greg’s playing Tickle Monster with her.”
Oh, no! Not Tickle Monster! I thought, my heart racing. “Are you sure she loves it?” I asked gingerly.
“Yes! Why?” she replied in a way that said This better be good.
“Well,” I started, “just because a baby’s laughing doesn’t mean they’re necessarily enjoying …”
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