What is normal as far as sexual curiosity in children?
We have seen this family twice in the past year. He has a younger brother. He comes from a very good, caring family. His Dad did leave his Mom for another woman a little over a year ago, just before the first incident happened. We saw the family again this weekend. Sure enough, as soon as the little boy saw my daughter, his obsession to get her to be alone with him started again. They were stopped after his Mom heard him tell my daughter to come outside with him. My daughter told us that she told him, "No" that she did not want to. He told her that if she didn't, he wouldn't play with her anymore and wouldn't be her cousin. She said that after he said this that was when she was going to go outside with him.
Again, we talked to the both of them. My daughter told us everything that was said. Her male cousin, turned away, buried his face and refused to talk beyond shoulder shrugs, head shakes and head nods.
My sister-in-law is going to take him to a counselor. This behavior seems to be more than a natural curiosity. I remember being curious when I was young. I remember playing doctor, but as forceful as he seems to be - to me this is unnerving. My son's Nana was sexually abused by her own father, so is very concerned.
Any help, advice, knowledge abut what is natural and what is not would be appreciated.
Thank You -