By Anonymous - 24/03/2015 20:52 - United States - Carlsbad
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Kids say the funniest things. Once, a 2 year old girl I was babysitting pointed at my boobs and went "why are your apples bigger than my mommy's??" Sometimes you've just gotta laugh because that's really all you can do
She was 4, and at that point I think it's really important that kids know what body part are which. What if God forbid, she was molested or raped? It's a lot more useful to say "he touched my labia" versus "he touched me in my (whatever ridiculous name they were told to use)". What's actually wrong with teaching them proper terminology?
I babysat a 5 year old once. I tried to help her get into her pajamas and she kept covering her "boobies". I had to explain to her that we're both girls so it's okay, and when she gets older, THATS when she needs to cover her "boobies" I find it funny her parents taught her it was called boobies, and not just boobs.
That's why they give dolls or ask them to point to the area. If they have a certain word for areas I don't see the issue. I don't see why they need an in depth either at 2-4 maybe around 6 or something unless they ask before. My mom just answered questions unless she thought I was too young to know the answer and she just told me that.
That kid has a long, hard life of realization ahead of him if he thinks people kick the bucket around 30