We all want our kids to be happy and one of the things that makes them laugh is tickling. However, tickling can cause more harm than good. Studies have shown that only 32% of the children like being tickled while 36% of the children dislike it. While we assume tickling to be normal since our parents did it too, you have to remember that this was a time when seatbelts were considered to be optional. Giggling Does Not Mean The Kid Is Enjoying It The ticklish kids cannot stop laughing when they are being tickled even when they hate the act. The laughter is just reflexive and the parents come under the illusion that the children actually enjoy the tickling. A study conducted at the University of California suggested that tickling does not create the same feelings created when a person laughs at a funny joke.