Gentle? Moi? This made me laugh. I'm the Mom who willingly complies when the children ask to be spun around in the air and then set free to wobble and stagger across the lawn while I laugh until it hurts. They also like to be flipped upside down as I do arm curls while holding them by the ankles - this by the way is a great abdominal workout. Who needs a gym? - pish! And I swear, my kids think being dropped is half the fun.