Parenting & Sex
Should I tell my children to use a nickname for their private parts?
It is often that parents can decide to teach 'pet' or 'nicknames' to the child, for their private parts. This could unintentionally teach them that their private parts are something to not be spoken of and that it is rude to talk about their private parts or its something shameful, which can consequently lead them to keeping any inappropriate touches a secret. Parents may choose to use the correct anatomical words with their children after the age of 3. If the child can adequately pronounce words such as penis, vagina, etc., professionals recommend that parents use these words with their children. Consequently, the child will learn to use and talk about these essential things without feelings of embarrassment or shame. A Gallup poll recorded that 67% of parents use proper anatomical labels to refer to male and female private parts instead of coming up with a nickname.
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