I have 2 boys, 4 and 2. Lately, my 4 yrold has been doing some things that I'm not sure how to react to. I think it's normal for a little boy to play with himself sometimes and I've never made an issue about that. But lately, they'll both be in the tub, and I'll catch him playing with his brothers 'wiener', asking bro to play with his. Then today they were playing and I went in and checked on them and he had his pants down and was telling bro to 'play with my wiener'. I think I over-reacted and kind of yelled, telling him to pull his pants up right now. I know I'm over-sensitive to abuse, since I was myself, I'm constantly worried about it. The only place anything could have happened to them is their g-parents house. I've talked to him about how no one is supposed to touch him there, and sometimes ask him about it. He says no. Just wondering if this is normal exploration, and if other brothers have done this??
Asked by Anonymous at 11:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by pullinkytink at 2:59 PM on Nov. 21, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Nov. 21, 2008
If he's 4 years old he should know about private parts. But yes it's normal. That little they see nothing wrong with it. It feels good so why not? They're completely innocent. They don't look at it as sexual.
Answer by Chrissy629 at 12:45 PM on Nov. 21, 2008
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