Talking to boys about cleaning 'down there'
People have recommended that I post this here, so here it is...
I have an 8 year old boy who isn't circumcised. I left his foreskin
alone when he was growing up, and I've never seen him pull it back
I have been meaning to have a discussion with him
about cleaning his penis, but I have been putting it off because it's a
bit awkward. I am separated from his father, who is circumcised in any event. I know it's only going to get more difficult as he gets older.
would love to know how other mothers have dealt with this issue. Should
I be asking him to show me if he can pull it back (or if not, how far
it will comfortably go)? From what I've read he is probably retractable,
but may not be at his age.
One other thing I have never been sure about is whether boys should be taught to retact when peeing. I have read conflicting things about this.
Any help would be much appreciated!