I just found my 3 year old down in her play room with her 2 1/2 year old friend "playing Doctor" she had undressed her friend waist down, and had her lying on the floor in a very vunerable position:( When I ask her what she was doing and where she learned it all I get is "I dont know?" She got really upset like she was in big trouble and wont tell me anything! WHAT DO I DO? Where could she have learned this? Is this normal? Should I be prying a little harder for more info? I dont want to scare her or make her feel bad. I just need to make sure she hasnt been touched like this by someone else, I feel so lost and powerless please any advise would be great.
Answer by MiszNewStuff at 3:19 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by Mommy103110 at 3:12 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
First, don't panic!!! It is normal for little ones to play in such a manner. If the child has been to a doctor and was checked out in the same way, then maybe she's just reenacting it. However I would keep a closer eye on how much she tends to want to play that same game or other ones where that kind of thing is involved. Some kids are just more prone to being touchy feely. It's our job as the parent to keep an eye on these things. We have to be careful we don't make think that their bodies are bad or touching in general is bad. I would just let it go for now and like I said, keep an eye out for the repetitiveness of it.
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