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Posted by: Anon | 2011/08/03

behaviour of 2 year old

I know of a toddler, HE is 2 and a half. Somebody thinks, that something happened to him. Is it normal or is something wrong, for him to put his fingers in his bum? And he a same age friend - girl. That he has been caught ''touching'' tickling'' her tummy, back and ''touching'' her bum. When caught, he knew he was in the wrong, cause he closed his eyes and said he did nothing. The girl was crying, he hurt her. Is there a concern, that ''something'' happened to him or is it normal?

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Toddlers, and older kids, learn by exploring, and tend to explore their own bodies and even those of other kids. When they do so excessively ( more than the occasional fondle and exploration ) and when they force their attentions on other kids who are reluctant, this is obviously undesirable, and may indicate that he himself might have been molested by an older child or adult. Assessment by a child psychologist would be most likely to clarify what is and isnt going on.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/08/03

Toddlers, and older kids, learn by exploring, and tend to explore their own bodies and even those of other kids. When they do so excessively ( more than the occasional fondle and exploration ) and when they force their attentions on other kids who are reluctant, this is obviously undesirable, and may indicate that he himself might have been molested by an older child or adult. Assessment by a child psychologist would be most likely to clarify what is and isnt going on.

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