how do you stop a 3 year old boy playing with themselfs,

Kelly - posted on 11/08/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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he goes into his bedroom lays on his bed an plays with his willie, please let me know if this is normal.

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Courtney - posted on 11/10/2010

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It is fine, just don't make a big deal about it. If you do that it could make matters worse. As long as the behavior stays someplace private, I would pretty much just ignore it.

Krista - posted on 11/10/2010

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Absolutely normal, and if he's doing it in private in his bedroom, even better.

Maggie - posted on 11/10/2010

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totally normal. At least he's not doing it in front of everyone. We tell our sons (2 and 4) that it's ok to check it out as long as they do it in privacy.

Cat - posted on 11/09/2010

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When you find out, let me know. I have a 26 year old husband that won't stop either :P

Jessica - posted on 11/09/2010

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it is normal. Boys are always touching themselves even into adulthood! But the key is to teach him not to do it in public.
He's just exploring his body and it feels good so he will keep doing it. He just needs to know that he can only do that when he is in private and not in front of other people. Don 't tell him it's dirty or wrong because that could lead to other issues.

Tanya - posted on 11/09/2010

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It is very normal and if he is going to a privet area it is fine if he starts doing it in public or somewhere in approprite just teach him that is something you do in privet..

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My son is 3 and like any other male, he takes every chance he can to make sure it's still there. I don't want to teach him to stop playing with himself. I am teaching him WHERE and WHEN it's ok to do it.

Theresa - posted on 11/08/2010

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I had that question with my oldest. His doc said all males for 2 to 92 do that. LOL Just try to teach him that it's something that needs to be done in private.

Nikkole - posted on 11/08/2010

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i think it is my son will grab his and yank it and scratch down there all the time i think they just figure hey theres something down there and trying to figure out what it is lol

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