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Apr 21, 2012
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my 6 year old son
by: Anonymous

my six year old son was taking pictures of his 3 year old brothers private area and is butt and hes been acting out alot lately i though is was due to me having another baby and he was feeling left out i dont know what to do he has a hard time paying attention in school and cannot concentrate what does this mean

Mar 24, 2012
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4yr old boy touches 3 1/2 yr old girl on her private
by: Anonymous

Question: I am concerned because my neighbor and I have kids that play together. Well the 3 1/2 yr old daughter said to her dad that my 4 yr son touched her privates.

Stories have been different from both of them. But we did not talk in front of them. I took my son home and talked with him. I am so upset and feel terrible for them.

He said that he didn't hurt her. I don't think he really understands what he did. Is this common for this age? I asked him if someone had done that to him and that is why he is doing it, but he said no. I plan on talking to my doctor about this.

Answer: This can be common for children this age and does not necessarily mean that a child is being abused. At this age they are simply curious about the differences in boys and girls. All children playing together at this age should be closely supervised. It can also happen with siblings as well.

The best thing to do is constantly talk about what is and isn't appropriate to help them learn and closely supervise. There are many books available for children to help learn the concept of private parts.

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