Is it appropiate to show young children a picture of adult private parts?

Cynthia - posted on 10/14/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter's father's fiancé took it upon herself to show my 6 year old daughter a picture on the internet of a grown womans infected vagina to get the point across of what happens if she does not wipe properly. My daughters father says that he was there and doesn't see what the problem is. I told him he should have discussed it with me first because Im the biological mother. I told him that it was not right and he says that our daughter showers with me sometimes to justify his point. Im her mother its not wrong. I don't go showing my kid private parts. That is not right..I need some feed back please. thanks


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Jodi - posted on 10/15/2013




I actually disagree that if the FATHER doesn't see the problem that he doesn't have a say. The father doesn't have to agree with you, that doesn't make his beliefs less than yours.

Having said that, I do NOT actually agree that this was okay, I was just saying that legally, he has every say. We don't always see things the same way.

Given you don't get along with your ex, how do you know what your daughter saw?anyway

Gena - posted on 10/15/2013




If your husband and his fiancé wanted to talk to her about that subject they should have first spoken to you and A. ask you for permission or B. ask you to talk to your daughter about it. She had no right to show her that picture,and i understand why you are mad at them.I would tell her that in the future when it comes to stuff like this they must always first ask you.

Katerina - posted on 10/14/2013




Yes I agree with Evelyn it is not good for that women to show your daughter a picture of such thing on the internet If somebody showed my son something like that I would also be very mad because they have no right or place to and you are not a bad person for being mad you are being a good mother protecting your daughter from such things

Ev - posted on 10/14/2013




It was wrong to show your child that kind of pictures be it online or otherwise. This woman has no place in trying to point out things in that way to your child. In fact, she is not step mom yet. She has no legal say in anything where your child is concerned. I would call Family Services in your area and see what they have to say.

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