IF a middle school councilor

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  1. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    The man issue is because a man is more intimidating then a woman. He is bigger, has a deeper voice and is generally perceived as stronger, especially to a little girl. A man using intimidation tactics on a little girl IS scarier then a woman doing it.
     
  2. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    This whole argument revolves around people being ok with being touched. What makes you assume the people you touch are also ok with it??

    Yes, ive hugged clients, yes I've had kids jumping all over me. Hell, i was putting one on the naughty spot just tonight.

    I ALWAYS ask permission to touch someone. In the case of the child tonight i asked the mother (hes 3...). Unless its a casual situation and they instigate. No part of the OP felt comfortable to me.
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    You kmow, for me its not even about professionalism or being accountable, its just respectful. I also know kids that would rather punch you than ask you to stop touching them. And yes, some have told me they dont appreciate being hugged etc.

    I appreciate people who respect my space. Once you're invited in, then game on. till then, hands off.
     
  4. smkie

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    She came home today saying he apologized., I imagine, for all of it.
     
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    Honestly I think you're projecting on some of the people in this thread.

    To whom? You? Me? Everyone? No one?


    I'm just gonna quote myself here instead of re-typing it... except to add/emphasize... IT'S OK to have a bubble and doesn't mean you want a sterile, non-touching world or have any sort of pathological aversion to touch.

     

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