My daughter humps things in school

Denise - posted on 10/13/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 5 year od daughter humps things at home but had now started doing it in school help please how do I stop her doing it in school

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Shawnteria - posted on 10/18/2014

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I have a niece who did the same thing and the doctor told us it was her masturbating and that its normal. My sister freaked out because she didnt know how to get her to stop and to do it in private but i simply said well shes discovering herself so maybe we should try a different approach to the situation because she was coming on to strong so maybe if u asked her how it made her feel and told her hey i do it too she will c that mommy understands and then you canease in that theres a time and a place for everything......hope this helps

Denise - posted on 10/15/2014

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Surprisingly she didn't start doing it until, she was 4 which Is very late I'm wondering if that's why she is still doing it

Denise - posted on 10/15/2014

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She defniatly hasn't been exposed to anything inappropriate but fights alot with her older sister which stresses her out alot I think that may have something to do with her comforting herself,iv had a meeting with her teacher and spoken to my doctor about the situation so hopefully between us we will come up with he right solution

Chet - posted on 10/14/2014

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You have to keep reminding her that this is something to do in private. The school should also be reminding her that it's something to do at home, and in private.

I'll add too that it's surprising she wasn't doing it at school and then she started. She's also a little old be masturbating in public. Toddlers and young preschoolers do it a lot, but usually by the time a child is 5 or 6 they're clear on the fact that it's a private thing and they don't need to be reminded, especially not a school.

If she is very persistent with this behaviour, and is doing it more and more, I would consider that there could be more going on here. It could be a warning sign that she's been exposed to something in appropriate, or that she's having trouble with social norms.

Right now, just keep reminding her to be private about this, but if the reminding doesn't work relatively quickly, I would talk to your doctor about the situation.

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