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Odd advice from parents/inlaws?

Well, not really advice, but my step mom has been telling my daughter (2 years) some weird things. Like to call her vagina her "kitty". She says clean your kitty or wipe your kitty. And to push on her belly to go pop. While I doubt it's going to hurt her, it's really not necessary. I don't really want my daughter pusing her on stomach everytime she goes potty to see if she can get her pop out!

Do your parents/inlaws/etc. offer odd advice to your kids? What do they say?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Sep. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • You have to remember grandmothers aren't as open about our bodies as we are today. I was taught my vagina was called a pocketbook,keep your pocketbook closed,no one is allowed in your pocketbook, until,I asked do my brother have a pocketbook,my grandmother looked and said,oh,no babay,that's private. Since then,I have heard such names as,kitten, possibility, and coocie,and tail.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • no i just get unwanted advice, i dont have my grandma watch my kids anymore because she acts like she is so much better and what she does is so much better and her way is the right way. she drives me crazy...ugh. lol

    Answer by kd2kds at 10:48 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Hmm, no I haven't had that happen. I just say "wipe your bottom". I'm pretty sure that's enough for my 3yo.

    Answer by fluud7 at 11:35 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Well, for some odd reason we have always called our girls bottoms their peach. This has been known to cause confusion as it is also a fruit lol. Don't ask me how it got started. My MIL once asked me when watching our infant, do we salt and pepper the baby food...I thought that was really strange.

    Answer by salexander at 11:52 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • That is odd. I would tell her to stop giving my child helpful hints! They're not very helpful!

    Answer by feesharose at 12:19 PM on Sep. 14, 2009