My 4 yr old daughter has been touching herself in her private area. Nothing extreme but she rubs herself or stuffs a blanket down her underwear then pulls it out. I tell her to stop and she will, but then later I catch her doing it again. I don't want to punish or scold her wrongly for doing it but its becoming a habit that she won't stop doing. I try explaining that its wrong, but then I don't want to send the message that its wrong to be curious about yourself in that area. Except she's 4 and obviously she's not going to understand me. My 7 yr old never did this and I don't know what to do. My husband is upset because he thinks its very WRONG and he actually scolds her loudly. I try explaining that maybe she's just curious but he thinks its inappropriate for her age. What do I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
It's normal at this age. Luckily, my Son doesn't do it much..but when He does, I tell Him to go in His room or the bathroom where no one can see because that is a private matter. He stops and moves on to something else.
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