Our expert says:
Relax, Liesl, your son is probably only being curious and exploring in way kids do ; but your anxiety about such situations can make him unnecessarily uneasy. At aoround this age, kids learn to masturbate, and ind a pleasant new source of nice feelings, and they don't have our sense of guilt or shame about body parts.
Hitting is of no value whatever, and could make him feel bad about being normal, which is hardly what you want. As Purple wisely says, the best bet is to distract him and interest him in other acivities at the time ; and if he shows interest in such activities when others are aound, to remind him that willy's are private, and not for fiddling with when others are around.
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