My son likes to grab it all the time, I tell him that its his and he can play with it as long as its in the bathroom or his room...But sometimes Icatch him doing it in pubic settings. I remind him that it stays in the bathroom, and try to redirect him, but my mother in law tells me that I should punish him, and by telling him its ok to play with it as long as its in privite Im setting him up to be a "sexual devient" she says the old saying "playing with it can make you go blind" is the best way to handle this situation because sex should be something that children fear. I dont agree with her as I see sex and touching yourself perfectly natural, but I wonder, is she right?!!Answer Question
Answer by StifflersMom82 at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Wow your MIL sounds kind of crazy, no offense.. Let him play with it, he is young and only exploring. I think I would only find it inappropriate if hes got it hung out in public for all to see. If hes just got his hands in his pants, so what. Punishing a child for touching themselves will only do more harm than good.
Answer by BEXi at 1:00 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by judith_visco at 1:05 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by older at 1:52 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:12 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by twinclubmom at 2:26 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
My son is infatuated with his too, I have no idea what to do! He also loves to pee and #2 outside every chance he gets. The problem is he's curious and I have a 5yr old daughter that is too.So I have had to stop letting them bathe together and things like that. I have always wondered if it were only my kids and what to do!
Answer by Tracy8184 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Apr. 10, 2009