Question about my daughter's drawing??

Determined - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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So I drew a stick figure on a piece of paper and asked my 3 y/o daughter to color it while I fixed lunch (she's is still in the scribbling stage). Every time she "draws" something I always ask her to tell me about the picture "what is it?" Can you make up a story about the picture, etc. So we're eating lunch and I ask her to tell me about the picture she point to the head and tells me she made red hair and points to the feet and tells me the lady has red shoes. I notice the the stick figure legs are completely scribbled over so I ask her about that thinking she's going to tell me those are the lady's pants or skirt but she surprises me and tells me that is the lady's private like her private.

Any other momma's experience this with their little one? Is this just part of her "discovering" herself? I have heard of toddlers playing "doctor" but not drawing pictures like this lol it kind of caught me off guard honestly.

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Determined - posted on 06/23/2012

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Good to know. It was deffinitely unexpected. I am a SAHM so no daycare/preschool so I knew it was anything along the line of an indication of molest I just don't remember any of my nieces doing this. Thanks for giving me some peace of mind.

Sharlene - posted on 06/23/2012

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Its part of her learning the differences about the body and private parts . All 3 yrs olds go throught that learning stage. And mum get ready course she will be giving you more surprises down the track.take care

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Janice - posted on 06/25/2012

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Curiousity about private parts is completely normal and different children express this differently. She was just adding detail to the picture, no biggie.

Cherish - posted on 06/24/2012

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I would not worry about it unless her pictures get weird... Scribbling a vagina on a stick figure is no biggie

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