Why wont my3 yearold boy keep his pants on?

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He does it at home, at grandmas, outside while Im cleaning the yard,and then he has to touch it I just tell him to keep that covered up and no one needs to see it.


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Jessica - posted on 05/06/2010




Is he potty trained already? In not- then that's most likely why... Other than the fact that he's recently "discovered" himself!

Gina - posted on 05/06/2010




Ok,so I don't have any boys,but I have 3 nephews that help my sister raise. This is very normal and don't worry.(too much) It's just a part of being a boy. Boys need to learn about thier body and what better way then to whip it out? Don't punish him for his curiosity,but teach him that there is a time and place for such activity.And gramma's house and out in public are not the correct places.
You might even look at the library for age apropriate books about this.

Sarah - posted on 05/06/2010




i know this sound really bad and i thought it was when my boyfriend did it in front of me but i realized it worked... evan my middle child- step son is afraid of piss ants he would go outside without a pull up on... michael would sell him a piss ant was gunna get his pecker... well it made him want to cover it up.. like i said i didnt agree with it at first but i did see that it worked

Ashley - posted on 05/06/2010




just tell him if he doesnt stop that he is gonna rip it off one of these days lol

Kim - posted on 05/06/2010




"Your penis is private and just for you. If you really need to take it out and play with it, you'll have to do that alone in your room." "And if your sister sees it, she'll want one too!"

When he 'forgets' and starts to remove clothing, remind him to do it (not go to, sounds like a punishment) in your room please.

Calmly said, this has worked with every child I have said it to that has discovered a special body part. lol

Worked for my son at 2 1/2.

Kristin - posted on 05/06/2010




'Cause he's got a really neat toy there. It's new and feels neat to touch. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it when you are inside your own home. Maybe just encourage him to keep that to private time, like the bathroom or his bedroom. When you are in public, grandma's, the yard, etc. just keep putting his pants back on him and take him home if he won't.

I promise, they do grow out of it, sort of (think about how you got him). Try to laugh it off and get some good blackmail shots for when he wants to date.

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