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Our eight-year-old nephew is visiting us over the next two

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Our eight-year-old nephew is visiting us over the next two weeks, and he enjoys beating his chest like Tarzan. He does it very hard, and our twins, who are two and a half, are having fun imitating him. Our concern is it seems to be becoming some type of a game who can beat their chest the hardest. We are wondering if we are just over cautious about this issue. Should we put a stop to it now, or let kids be kids?

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They are unlikely to hit themselves hard enough to cause any harm to themselves. As long as they are not hitting each other I would let it pass.

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