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Anonymous
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A few days ago my son was on a field trip and they were in a contest , him and his friend, and they got in trouble because they grabbed each others' privates and butts before the contest and thought it was funny.

Today my son and daughter 6 and 3 were playing in their playroom, we are always close by and can hear everything but I was doing the dishes and not listening to them, my daughter came running into the living room naked,I caught her asked her why she was naked and told her to get dressed, she told me my son told her to do it, he admitted he did and said it was funny.

A few weeks ago he had taken a picture of his privates from underneath on his kid camera and thought it was hilarious, showed it to me, and when I asked why he would do that he said he wanted to see what it looked like from underneath! (I told him that this was inappropriate as things like that are private and shouldn't be seen by anyone else and a photo could always fall into the hands of someone else)

He is constantly talking about his butt, his privates etc... I'm from a family of girls and my husband doesn't think he was like this ... I have no basis for comparison so , I guess what I am asking is , Is this just little boy behavior or should I be worried? (He's never been left alone with anyone, he goes to school, first grade and was in pre-school for 2 years before Kindergarten but thats it)

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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Ashanti22
by Gold Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Honestly I can't tell for sure my 6 yr ol ds is so unfiltered at times
PandTsmomjuly
by Florence on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM
I think it's just a boy thing. My son has done all that except take a picture but I did catch him with my hand mirror looking.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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Has a friend grabbed on him or shown him porn or something? He's obviously curious and wants to know what other kids look like down there. I would talk to him and tell him that what he's doing is wrong and that he will be punished if you catch him touching other children again. Let him know that our bodies belong to us only and the whole good touch bad touch shpeal without making him feel dirty. Then I would put a stop to him being alone with other kids for a while.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:52 PM
My boys constantly talk about penises, pee, poop, burping, etc. Ugh. It's a guy thing. They are 5 and 3. I had to explain the whole picture thing too, lol.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM
He sounds a little preoccupied with his junk lol
Cmgmqmmom
by Sass Queen on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:58 PM
My 4&6 year old sons don't do that, but I don't think it's out of the ordinary for some boys to do so.
orchardmoma
by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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It sounds like normal stuff to me. Boys learn that their "privates" are private so it becomes a taboo thing. And it's very interesting to see what  girl parts look like also. However, although it's normal to be curious, he's taking curiosity a little too far. When my son was in kinder he was  line leader one day and he decided as he was holding the door open for all his classmates that it would be fun to count them all by patting them on the butt as they walked past him. He got in trouble big time! He was actually charged with sexual harassment and had to talk to a police officer. Why I tell you this is because I don't  want your son to get into big trouble over something that may seem innocent. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM

 

At the field trip his firend did grab him first, he has never been alone with any other children, he does take the bus to school ... He has friends over but I have always made them keep his door open and both myself and the other kids' mothers are within close proximity, mostly to monitor fighting , etc...

I have had the whole personal sapce, private is private because its not for others to see/touch convo recently because of all of this.

Quoting Anonymous:

Has a friend grabbed on him or shown him porn or something? He's obviously curious and wants to know what other kids look like down there. I would talk to him and tell him that what he's doing is wrong and that he will be punished if you catch him touching other children again. Let him know that our bodies belong to us only and the whole good touch bad touch shpeal without making him feel dirty. Then I would put a stop to him being alone with other kids for a while.


 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM

 

Oh wow, thats terrible that he was charged for something so innocent, having a police officer speak to him alone probably would have set him straight!

I am afraid of something like that as well, especially if he says things like that in school - not to mention the little boy a few months ago who was charged with the same and expelled for singing "I'm sexy and I know it" in school.

Quoting orchardmoma:

It sounds like normal stuff to me. Boys learn that their "privates" are private so it becomes a taboo thing. And it's very interesting to see what  girl parts look like also. However, although it's normal to be curious, he's taking curiosity a little too far. When my son was in kinder he was  line leader one day and he decided as he was holding the door open for all his classmates that it would be fun to count them all by patting them on the butt as they walked past him. He got in trouble big time! He was actually charged with sexual harassment and had to talk to a police officer. Why I tell you this is because I don't  want your son to get into big trouble over something that may seem innocent. 


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM

When I was 12 a 6 yr old boy flashed me his penis, he thought it was hilarious. He had no idea it was "bad" though, you should sit him down and have a good conversation about his private parts and how it is not appropriate to be showing them, taking pictures of them...

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