I discovered last night that my 11.5 year old DS has started to masturbate. Is this young for this kind of activity? I'm not really concerned about the act itself, I realize it's normal, healthy, and bound to happen. It just seems on the young side, is all.
I've reminded him that private acts need to remain private, and he needs to shut the door from this point on because its not something anyone else needs to see. I'm a single mom, I've been widowed for a while now, so there's no father figure in the picture that I can have talk to him, and he's not close to any other males either. I'm only anon because this is such a private matter.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Feb. 15, 2013 in Kids' Health
Answer by funlovinlady at 12:20 PM on Feb. 15, 2013
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:41 PM on Feb. 15, 2013
I would buy him a book about puberty. Here is a long list of books. Then I would tell him that you will give him a couple of weeks to read it and then will answer questions if he has them. Remind him that while you are not a man, you do have knowledge about how male bodies work and will answer the best you can. Then ask him if there is anyone else he would like to talk to...ie; an uncle or one of your friends. Reassure him that he can always come to you with any question.
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