I am at my wits end!!! About a year ago my daughter started to "tickle" her privates and it seems like its only gotten worse. I've talked to the doc and looked up online how to handle this situation but to no avail. I tried explaning to her that this is something that should be done in private but she just doesn't listen. Her little sister shares a room with her and is always telling me "sister is doing it again mother". I don't want my younger daughter to pick up on this habit. She does this several times. When she gets home from school at noon till bedtime at 8:30 I'd say she does it about 4-7 times. Sometimes putting herself to sleep doing this. Someone, anyone PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I need to know how to get her to take it easy on doing it so often and getting her to do it in private.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
When i worked in a daycare, we had a little girl who did this at nap time. Her mom was aware and was mortified. She did it for pretty much the whole 3 hours the kids were supposed to be napping. She was 4. Her mom told the doc and her doc said it was normal and it will pass. Just explain to her that it MUST be done in private (which it looks like you already have). I know this doesn't really help much, but that's all I know about it.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
As long as you checked with her pediatrician to rule out an itchy urinary track infection and are sure the perfume and dyes in the laundry soap and fabric softener isn't irritating sensitive areas... The"do it in private" talk is your best bet. What rewards are you using to encourage discrete behavior? If she isn't responding to those carrots maybe a series of privilege losses would do the trick.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by pagirl71 at 10:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Sometimes kids who are sexually abused or witness something too explicit may behave like this. Have you looked in to that possibility.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by JoyceTN at 5:14 PM on Mar. 10, 2009