Trying to be descret, but does your little girl do this?

United States
April 24, 2007 1:10pm CST
My daughters are 5 and 2. My eldest is facinated with her "personal parts". Anywhere, everywhere.... any time, with any one... she's climbing poles, grabbing it, I know that some of it is totally normal and she'll grow out of it, but sometimes she freaks her father out! (poor guy has three of us girls to contend with!) Anyone know when the interest wears off?
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• United States
24 Apr 07
I went through that stage in 3rd grade, by 4th grade it wore off so it should wear off in a year or so for her to I would guess but everyone is different. It freaked my dad out too.
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• United States
24 Apr 07
*laughing* It is way too common for me come out of the bathroom (from trying to give them a bath) and having my husband ask me: "what was that you were telling her?" and all I can say is "You don't want to know!" I don't mind it most of the time, unless we're at church or on the playground... she's a bit of a free spirit!
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• United States
25 Dec 07
to tell you the truth she should out grown that already. but she may be a late bloomer and stop by the time she is 6 or 7.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Dec 07
It soon wears off. I went through it in one day, but my mother came after me and told me to put my pants on. I think I was about five at that time. Anyway just tell your daughter to not do it outside, but keep things like that in private places like the bathroom or the bedroom when she is alone. Be gentle and do not make her feel ashamed. I have no idea when it wears off, but it does not last that long unless a big issue is made out of it. I have sons so do not have that problem.
@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
1 May 07
All kids touch themselves and I do not think that this is something that stops happening when we reach adulthood. Instead we learn that there is a time and place for these things. Speak to your daughter gently and tell her that while this kind of behaviour is perfectly normal it should only be done when we are alone, and certainly not infront of daddy!