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I know this might sound odd .. But I'm alittle worried about the size of my sons penis he is 7 and tho it has grown since he was a baby it's still pretty small.. I did a read up on it and it says a average size at this age is 2.4 inches pushed all the way back.. But I would feel alittle weird asking my son if I could measure is penis and he probably wouldn't even let me.. I'm just curious if this is normal.. I don't mean to sound like a weirdo it just worries me.
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

My 6 1/2yr old lives in his underwear.  He walks in the door from school and strips his clothes off pretty much daily to his underwear.  I also wiped all their butts till 5yrs old, still help them wash hair in the shower and they get dressed in front of me most days.

I also still go to the doctors room with them for appts. yup at 15 & 14yrs for the oldest two and have no choice but to see them as the dtr. checks their private parts.

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

Nope - running around naked, once potty trained is NOT tolerated in our house. 

Seriously, once they were potty trained, unless there is a problem I don't go around looking at my kid's parts. If they needed to be wiped, I did that from behind.  When they are potty training, I start teaching them to clean themselves in the tub. By time they were 4yo. I wasn't wiping/ washing anything.

I do recall ONCE, my oldest got  a bit of a rash around his penis. He was about 10yo. He was doing karate and getting sweaty and not changing his damp undies and it was rubbing. We discussed it, talked about what the liekly cause was, gave him some powder to apply himself and told him if it isn't better in a day to let me know and I would take him to the Dr.  I didn't need to inspect it. If it had been bleeding, or seriously hurt, then I would have felt the need to check it myself but some redness and discomfort? Nope.  Boys need to learn to take care of themselves


ETA: They are now 12 and 14yo and very responsible for their own cleanliness and are comfortable talking to me about any issue they may have...and let me tel lya...we have had some doozies! LOL


Quoting GwenMB:

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!




mjande4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Yes, REALLY!  That is SERIOUSLY disturbing!  You may not like my answer, but boundaries are important and clearly your house is missing some.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

REALLY????  I still showered with my 6 1/2yr on occasion up till about 6mo's ago.  He still changes in the middle of the livingroom every single day.  I still help him wash his hair and see him naked every day.  He goes to the bathroom with the door wide open all the time.  No biggie in our home.

All my children 4 of them all boys 2 of which are teens still see me & their dad naked everyday too.  I figure when they have an issue with it they will leave my bedroom when I am changing and stop walking into the bathroom when I am showering or trying to go to the bathroom. 

They can tell anyone they want it isn't wrong and nobody will have an issue with it.  My 6 1/2 yr old had a sleep over this past Friday.  The 4yr old and 2 six yr olds all changed into their P.J.'s in the livingroom nobody had any issues with it or even asked for privacy.  Actually they all saw my boobs too actually all the time they do.  Why, I breastfeed.  It is only sexual if you make it sexual.

Quoting mjande4:

I have to tell you that I find this HIGHLY inappropriate.  I don't think it's cute or acceptable at age 2, let alone, age 7.  You really need to set some boundaries and realize that IF he was to do this or tell someone that he does this outside of your home it could cause some really uncomfortable things to happen for the two of you.


Quoting Andrewsmom70:

My 7 year old would prefer being naked all the time if possible but settles for only underwear at home. He likes to flash me- butt and penis, merely for reaction, I think.

I'm a single mom so he also goes in with me in a lot of public restaurants.


Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!







fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:24 AM

You don't go to in the room for their annual exams and see them when they have to check their private parts?  I still do for my 15 & 14yr old.

Quoting steelcrazy:

Same here.  The only penis that I see belongs to my husband.  lol  My 12 year old would absolutely DIE if he even thought that I saw his penis or even talked about his penis.

Quoting mjande4:

I agree with Jinx and NO they don't need/want help and NO they do not run around naked.

Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!





mjande4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM

No and that's why they are called PRIVATE PARTS.  They shouldn't be showing them to ANYONE!


Quoting fullxbusymom:

You don't go to in the room for their annual exams and see them when they have to check their private parts?  I still do for my 15 & 14yr old.

Quoting steelcrazy:

Same here.  The only penis that I see belongs to my husband.  lol  My 12 year old would absolutely DIE if he even thought that I saw his penis or even talked about his penis.

Quoting mjande4:

I agree with Jinx and NO they don't need/want help and NO they do not run around naked.

Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!







fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Nope that is your opinion and our boundaries are perfectly fine and acceptable.  I saw my father & mother naked well into my teens too.  We never had an issue.  Used to dress in the same room as my grandmother when I would sleep over too. 

A naked body is 100% natural and there is nothing wrong with it, unless you make something wrong. 

Quoting mjande4:

Yes, REALLY!  That is SERIOUSLY disturbing!  You may not like my answer, but boundaries are important and clearly your house is missing some.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

REALLY????  I still showered with my 6 1/2yr on occasion up till about 6mo's ago.  He still changes in the middle of the livingroom every single day.  I still help him wash his hair and see him naked every day.  He goes to the bathroom with the door wide open all the time.  No biggie in our home.

All my children 4 of them all boys 2 of which are teens still see me & their dad naked everyday too.  I figure when they have an issue with it they will leave my bedroom when I am changing and stop walking into the bathroom when I am showering or trying to go to the bathroom. 

They can tell anyone they want it isn't wrong and nobody will have an issue with it.  My 6 1/2 yr old had a sleep over this past Friday.  The 4yr old and 2 six yr olds all changed into their P.J.'s in the livingroom nobody had any issues with it or even asked for privacy.  Actually they all saw my boobs too actually all the time they do.  Why, I breastfeed.  It is only sexual if you make it sexual.

Quoting mjande4:

I have to tell you that I find this HIGHLY inappropriate.  I don't think it's cute or acceptable at age 2, let alone, age 7.  You really need to set some boundaries and realize that IF he was to do this or tell someone that he does this outside of your home it could cause some really uncomfortable things to happen for the two of you.


Quoting Andrewsmom70:

My 7 year old would prefer being naked all the time if possible but settles for only underwear at home. He likes to flash me- butt and penis, merely for reaction, I think.

I'm a single mom so he also goes in with me in a lot of public restaurants.


Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!








Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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Sure, I'm in the room, but I'm not staring at their junk.

They are TEENS and if they want their privacy, that's fine. I generally turn my back, or read a magazine for the 2 minutes that takes.

From your other reply, if you are having other people's kids, change in full view of yourself and other adults, you are setting yourself up for some serious issues.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

You don't go to in the room for their annual exams and see them when they have to check their private parts?  I still do for my 15 & 14yr old.

Quoting steelcrazy:



Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking  Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.

fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

They have too at the dtr's it isn't optional.  The dtr needs to check and I have to be in the exam room with them during their exams.  Don't know where you go but that is how it is here for all kids.

Quoting mjande4:

No and that's why they are called PRIVATE PARTS.  They shouldn't be showing them to ANYONE!


Quoting fullxbusymom:

You don't go to in the room for their annual exams and see them when they have to check their private parts?  I still do for my 15 & 14yr old.

Quoting steelcrazy:

Same here.  The only penis that I see belongs to my husband.  lol  My 12 year old would absolutely DIE if he even thought that I saw his penis or even talked about his penis.

Quoting mjande4:

I agree with Jinx and NO they don't need/want help and NO they do not run around naked.

Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!








mjande4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

I can't even agree to disagree with you.  As far as I am concerned you are one step away from, if not already there, a pedophile.  Your post is very disturbing.  The fact that you are enamored with your teenage son's anatomy is frightening and verges on creepy.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

Nope that is your opinion and our boundaries are perfectly fine and acceptable.  I saw my father & mother naked well into my teens too.  We never had an issue.  Used to dress in the same room as my grandmother when I would sleep over too. 

A naked body is 100% natural and there is nothing wrong with it, unless you make something wrong. 

Quoting mjande4:

Yes, REALLY!  That is SERIOUSLY disturbing!  You may not like my answer, but boundaries are important and clearly your house is missing some.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

REALLY????  I still showered with my 6 1/2yr on occasion up till about 6mo's ago.  He still changes in the middle of the livingroom every single day.  I still help him wash his hair and see him naked every day.  He goes to the bathroom with the door wide open all the time.  No biggie in our home.

All my children 4 of them all boys 2 of which are teens still see me & their dad naked everyday too.  I figure when they have an issue with it they will leave my bedroom when I am changing and stop walking into the bathroom when I am showering or trying to go to the bathroom. 

They can tell anyone they want it isn't wrong and nobody will have an issue with it.  My 6 1/2 yr old had a sleep over this past Friday.  The 4yr old and 2 six yr olds all changed into their P.J.'s in the livingroom nobody had any issues with it or even asked for privacy.  Actually they all saw my boobs too actually all the time they do.  Why, I breastfeed.  It is only sexual if you make it sexual.

Quoting mjande4:

I have to tell you that I find this HIGHLY inappropriate.  I don't think it's cute or acceptable at age 2, let alone, age 7.  You really need to set some boundaries and realize that IF he was to do this or tell someone that he does this outside of your home it could cause some really uncomfortable things to happen for the two of you.


Quoting Andrewsmom70:

My 7 year old would prefer being naked all the time if possible but settles for only underwear at home. He likes to flash me- butt and penis, merely for reaction, I think.

I'm a single mom so he also goes in with me in a lot of public restaurants.


Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You know...I don't think I've even seen DS's penis since he was potty trained at about 3 yo.

Your son never runs around naked?  Needs help in the bath or going potty?  Please tell me how you manage that!  I see more of my boys (ages almost 6 & 4) than I care to most days!










fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

We don't change with other peoples kids around only our own.  All the kids still had underwear on they simply changed out of their clothes into their jammies.  They do see my boobs daily as they are here everyday and I breastfeed not much I can do about that. 

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:


Sure, I'm in the room, but I'm not staring at their junk.

They are TEENS and if they want their privacy, that's fine. I generally turn my back, or read a magazine for the 2 minutes that takes.

From your other reply, if you are having other people's kids, change in full view of yourself and other adults, you are setting yourself up for some serious issues.


Quoting fullxbusymom:

You don't go to in the room for their annual exams and see them when they have to check their private parts?  I still do for my 15 & 14yr old.

Quoting steelcrazy:




Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Being in the room, and checking out their equipment are two very different things.

Quoting fullxbusymom:

They have too at the dtr's it isn't optional.  The dtr needs to check and I have to be in the exam room with them during their exams.  Don't know where you go but that is how it is here for all kids.



Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking  Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.

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