I am a single mother who has brought up two children by myself in the last 10 years. My son is 15 and my daughter is 13 years old. I recently faced a nightmare scenario which I am unsure how to handle, and I am desperate for your advice before the situation gets out of hand. I recently discovered that my son has been watching "obscene" material online. I initially thought this might just be out of curiosity and did not pay much attention to the matter. Lately, however, I have been concerned about his stained bed linens and underpants. I think it may be from semen, but I cannot be absolutely certain. I think my son has been masturbating, and I worry he might be doing this excessively. I am not sure when my son started doing this and what harm this has incurred.
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Keep it cool, stress that it's common and other ways to have an almost mortification-free chat about masturbation with your kid. By Kate Rae April 8, What do I say? Self-exploration is a great thing. For Taylor, her chat with Sophie happened that evening after a hissed conversation with her husband. The goal: to avoid embarrassing their daughter at all and impart the fact that touching yourself is a private matter. Though they all squirmed their way through the brief talk. Sophie continued self-exploring but only at home and in her room with the door closed. Taylor knows this because they still keep the conversation going. Be proactive What if you gear yourself up for the big talk and your kids seem utterly disinterested in the whole thing?
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Hi Amy! I have three daughters ages 15, 13, and 10 and have a question about our year-old. She could tell us that it felt good and helped her sleep faster and better. We tuck her in each night, talk about the day, say prayers and close the door.
Q We have a four-and-a-half year old daughter who is lively, intelligent and friendly and she gets on great with her little sister. Sometimes she can be a little nervous at times or want things done a particular way, though this is nothing unusual. The concern I have is around masturbation. She plays with herself down there constantly. I know a certain amount of this is normal for a little girl, but that hand is in there a lot. She does it, not always, but frequently, to help her go to sleep. It affects my ability to lie down beside her and read her a story. Her genitalia are often sore from the friction and we have to apply Sudocreme. Is this normal?