My soon to be 5 yr old son was in the shower yesterday when he asked me- mommy whats that hanging down there? When I asked him what was he talking about he pulled on his testicle abd said whats this pimple thing down here? lol- it took so much out of me to keep from cracking up and bursting into tears all at the same time! But I calmly told him that it was his testicle but when he asked me what it was for i really didnt think that a 5 year old needed to know about sperm and all of that so i told him that i didnt know but that i would find out for him- any help? I really need to know what i should tell and what i should keep from him right now at this age before he remembers that im supposed to be finding the answer for him- also if anyone can give any info on where to find addition info such as books or videos you might have read seen or heard of please let me know! Thanks so much!Answer Question
Answer by munch12502 at 10:07 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:36 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by mlregalado at 10:55 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
From the time they were babies, I used the correct names for everything. In the bath I would say now lets wash your hands, feet, etc., etc. Then you are not put on the spot when they ask you ,"what is this." If you leave out certain parts, they wonder why and it's uncomfortable when they have to ask. When I ran a preschool, one child got very upset when he was in the bathroom. When I ran in to see if he was hurt, what he said broke my heart. He was pulling on his penis saying this isn't supposed to be here. He said his mommy told him what everything on his body was but never said anything about that. He then said again it's not supposed to be on me, my baby sister doesn't have it. Geesh, how long had the poor child thought something was wrong with him because his mother didn't teach him all the natural, normal parts of his body.
Answer by LoriW at 10:58 PM on Jan. 15, 2009