I caught my 4 year old kissing my 2 year old in the private area, through her undies. I spoke to her very harshly, telling her that it was not ok, she is not to touch or kiss her sister there, that that is her sister private area and no one was to touch her there. She ran off crying. I did not put her in time out, or discipline her in any other way besides telling her that it was wrong.
Some that I have talked to about this feels that it was normal behavior and that I was too harsh on her. Others feel that she had to of seen this elsewhere or that it has been being done to her.
I at first was just thinking that it was a behavior of experimenting and that letting her know that it was not ok, will let her know it was not ok.
Sometimes I wonder if because of today's society we over react when it come to the privates. Does a four year old really realize that it is a sexual private area or is it just another spot on they body, like there foot or belly ect.
Now that some people has told me that 4 years old don't experiment like that unless they have seen it, had it done to them, makes me worried a bit.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in General Parenting
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