Walked in on my son masterbating

Ella - posted on 12/16/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Obviously, as a catholic, this is unaccetable. How can i properly reprimand him for his actions?

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Sarah - posted on 12/16/2015

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As Catholics, our faith dictates certain behavior. However, reality is our children are sexual beings. Teaching our children to follow the rule of the Church and nothing more is setting them up for failure and to fear being honest with you.

Rhonda - posted on 12/16/2015

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Ella, this happened to me a few years back with my son, Reg, and honestly, there's no need to reprimand him. He's just as embarrassed as you are, if not, then more so. This is a normal part of life, and I think that punishing him would only cause him to have more issues surrounding sex and masturbation in the future.
Rhonda
(p.s. unacceptable*)

Dove - posted on 12/16/2015

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You don't.

Of course, I'm not Catholic and would never BE Catholic.... way too weird for me (though I am a Christian).

Sarah - posted on 12/16/2015

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Ella since you asked this strictly from your faith's doctrine that masturbation is sinful. Your job would be to tell him to go to confession. If you as a Catholic believe he has committed a sin, only the priest can offer him God's forgiveness.
I am a Catholic myself but if I had to go to confession for every time i had sex with my husband without intent of starting a new life, I would be there ....a lot.

MaryAnn - posted on 12/16/2015

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How old? If hes at or nearing puberty and was aline in his room or the bathroom, forget about it. Its healthy, its normal. You cant just make him stop.
If he is younger, make sure he understands that it is a thing he does alone.
Was he watching porn? Staring out the window? At the kitchen table? What part of this is unacceptable?

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