How many times were you put in a situation with your children that you didn’t know how to respond to? How many times were you worried that your child was doing something wrong? How many times have you found your child touching themselves inappropriately and had no idea what to do?
In the below video, Dr. Mona Reda answers your questions especially when it comes to sexual education and how to react when your child touches themselves. It is important to understand that your approach and reactions have a psychological effect on your children. This requires you to avoid shouting or resorting to punishment.
Dr. Reda explains what it means when children touch themselves in different ages, the best approach to deal with the situation, as well as when to worry about the behavior.
At a young age, children do not understand the pleasure or satisfaction they feel and are just as happy as when they are tickled. However, the way a parent responds can lead to a child misinterpreting the act of touching their private parts, link it to shame causing unnecessary traumas or even resort to hiding in order to touch themselves.
In the above video, Dr. Reda gives positive solutions and approaches to handle the situation in a smart, simple way that will prevent damage or traumas from occurring. The psychology professor also highlights the importance of disregarding our society’s lack of concern about a young boy’s sex education and only choosing to focus on a young girl’s acts.
Watch this video to learn how to introduce the necessary sex education to your children and deal with their sexual curiosity even before understanding what it means.
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