Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ellen Roodt | 2012/05/29

Q.

Boys

Good day,

My four year old and his friend was caught touching each other''s private parts yesterday at pre-school. I am not sure what to make of this?

He was not exposed to indecent acts at home and we monitor his tv also.

when confronted he told me, that he was playing with his friend leg. The teacher sayd it happened last week also.

Please help as I am not sure how to handle this!!!!!

Regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common with children of this age and has no sexual cause or relationship at all. It is just children's normal curiosity. The thing is not to make a fuss about this kind of behaviour which will only reinforce and prolong it. Try to ignore your son's behaviour if he ever does this again.This stage does not usually last very long.

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