Children aged 3 to 6 years get pleasure from touching their genitals. This phallic phase is a part of the process of child development as well as motor and verbal skills.
This phase usually stops at the age of 6 years.
Your child has no sexual orientation and fantasy in the mind when performing this activity. Meanwhile, sexual fantasies accompanies your masturbation. Don't scold your child on such activity, and don't panic when catching your little fellow playing the genital because the wrong response will take effect.
This is precisely one momentum to provide sex education to your child. Introduce genital and its name, teach how to maintain the cleanliness and explain how the baby could be born. Explain openly, naturally and scientifically.
The missed curiosity can encourage your child to seek information from other sources unnecessarily true and good.
Use the actual proper names of the genitals and limbs: penis instead of peepee and breasts instead of boobies. You often think of the vulgarity, but it can lead your child to confusion in the future if you don't give the correct designation.
Explain the function of penis is to pee, not for toys. It can be blistered and sore if it's held and made toys. It hurts to pee later.
Thus, your child knows whether it's a boy or a girl and how to treat the genitals.
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