Misty - posted on 07/28/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am a single Mother of two little girls. My oldest daughter has had this ongoing "problem" with touching herself since I caught her when she was 2 years old. She will be 9 in August and it's only getting worse. I have read other parents comments on this topic and I don't agree at all!! I don't think it's okay to walk in and see your daughter with her hands on her private part and rubbing hard on her area. I am by no means trying to get too graphic but I don't know how much more I can take. I have been fighting this for almost 7 years now and with her father not in the picture, I've been doing it on my own. I don't know if it falls back to my Christianity background but this is NOT okay. This is my little girl who should be focused on cheerleading and playing with barbies, not feeling good from masterbation. I've read so many comments but I have never posted anything before today. I need help and I have taken my daughter to see a counselor and her PCP many times. He even threatened her and told her if she was to come back for the same reason, she would need to get a shot (vaccine) for the germs she is putting in her private area. I have prayed many nights asking God to please help her with this. She now has a two year old sister and I'm scared to death she will see what her older sister is doing or worse, my oldest daughter would touch her. I have made threats and informed her that this isn't okay. This is something you wait and share with your husband. I am sure I will get many comments stating I am over reacting but I'm not and maybe bc I haven't completely went off is the reason she feels this is okay. I do need help from anyone who is or has dealt with this. I may not of phrased everything the correct way and forgive me for that. I just really am at a loss for words at this point and I feel like pulling my hair out. I model part time and go to school part time so there is many days when my daughter is with her grandmother. Which she just admitted to me that she touches herself at her grandmother's house as well. When she walked into my office and brought this to my attention, I just left the room. What else could I say? What can I do that I haven't already? For God sake, WHAT AM I MISSING??What can I do to help my daughter? If you believe this is "okay" please don't even worry about commenting. I need good advice by someone who has the same beliefs as I do or similar at the very least. I don't know what else to do or where to turn. Please help me.