Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: MJ | 2008/11/25

Q.

Sexual Behaviour

Good morning,

I have an 18 month old son. A few months ago, he tried to kiss my mother in law' s legs and this morning, she called and told me that he had apparently tried to kiss her under her dress, on her tummy close to her vigina. My son watches me get dressed and he' s interested in my body. I' m worried about his behaviour, is this a sign of some emotional problems? And if so how do I help him or get him to stop doing this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This can be quite 'normal' behaviour in children of this age and is only due to curiosity and does not have any sexual aspect to it at all.Do not make a fuss as this will just make things worse. Just speak firmly to him if he does anything that you are concerned about. He will soon stop.

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