My daughter whom just turned 5 years old

Pam - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter has her friend over to spend the night also 5 years old. They were in the bedroom on top of each other with there shirt off and my husband got very upset over this. I don't know if he over reacted or what? Is this normal behavior for 2 little girls?

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Amanda - posted on 01/02/2011

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I have a daycare little girl who is 5, and she's tried being "girlfriends" with my 4 yr old, and that involved hugging and kissing, and cuddling on the couch. I simply sat them down and told them that it's great that they want to be girlfriends, but there didn't need to be any physical contact between the 2 of them. Hugs when one of them leaves was ok but other than that...nope.

Sherri - posted on 01/02/2011

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It is normal for that age although they just need to be told it isn't appropriate.

Ruth - posted on 12/31/2010

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We had a great first school parents evening, except for the embarassment of being told the our 5 yr old daughter had been swapping underwear with boys and taking her clothes off in the play ground and cuddling and kissing the boys (she wasn't the only one). They had no idea who had started it, but we had a chat about the fact that it was ok to be naked at home with your family and give them kisses and cuddles (altho not usually when we are naked) but not at school. It seems to have sorted itself out without going into any awkward "whys". The teacher seemed to think it was just one of those things at that age.

Meghan - posted on 02/12/2010

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It is amazing what kids remember... I have had to be careful because I have an almost 6 year old and a four year old, both boys and they sometimes ask questions or make comments where I think, "WHAT??!" So, yeah, it is difficult.

Pam - posted on 02/12/2010

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Thank you for your quick response. Yes they probably did see something on t.v.. My husband did let them know it was inapproiate but I just didn't want to make a big deal over it. I did tell them not to do it again.

Meghan - posted on 02/12/2010

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I can't say for sure, but I would think this has to do with something they saw on television etc. I don't think it is normal, the curiosity is, but I am sure that they must have seen or heard something to make them want to do that. I wouyld sit them down and explain that it is not appropriate and tell them why. I understand how hard it is. My son was in kindergarten and the kids said miss me miss me now you gotta kiss me... so he did. It happened to be a little boy who said it. Sigh* So I had to explain to him too.

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