Comment: No...

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No...

not true, at least with me. Up until the age of about 2, when language development starts seriously, a child sees the world completely differently from you. It is all just one seamless flow; there is no I or You, just all is the same. Certainly, if the child is about to do something dangerous, you should remove them from the danger. I noticed with my neighbors that they treat their one year old like a dog; maybe it's a guy thing, but they play ball with the kid like they are teaching a dog how to play catch. Somehow that hand tapping thing also reminds me of training a dog...I guess it would work, though, because it hurts or startles the child and they withdraw the hand or whatever. I wouldn't do it.