Do you want your child to refer to their private parts by their real names?

@sunrisekn (1468)
United States
October 21, 2006 6:15pm CST
I have a friend who had taught her son to call his private by a food name. Is that healthy? Do you think he is going to regret that later in life? Just curious what everyones opinion is.
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14 responses
• United States
28 Oct 06
I wouldn't teach my son to call his body parts by anything other than what they are, especially a food name! He is 2 yrs old and knows what every body part of his is.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thanks for your response.
• United States
1 Dec 06
My mother always taught me to call your privates by the right name not all those made up names ... I have heared a lot of names though I do have a favorite one and it's a girls "cookies" - but I won't tell that to my daughter or son... I'll call it what it is ....
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
yes i tell her the truth
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thanks for your comment.
@pedumfio (667)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
I don't really think it matters as long as they don't call it something nasty.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think your friend would be better off teaching her child the real names for his body parts.
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I agree and we try to tell her, she just won't listen. Thanks for your comment.
@nmw2005 (1198)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I am not sure a food name is the way I would go.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I agree, thanks for your comment.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think that they should use the correct word, or they will have hangups. My mother used stupid words, and I have difficulty saying the words now. It is very uncomfortable.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thank you for your response
• United States
29 Nov 06
I would prefer that my daugter call her private parts by their real names, I think it's better in the long run!
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I agree, I want son to use proper words. Thanks for your response.
• United States
29 Nov 06
Pee-pee and poo poo is good enough.
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Good enough for me too. Thank you for your response
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I'm not sure a food word is the best way to go. We don't use the proper terms, but pretty close.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thanks for your comments
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think calling it by a name of a food is a little weird. They can always just say "pee pee" or "wee wee".
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think giving them food names is not the best,youll confuse him later when he wants something and its the same name as his privates. willie and pippe are some .
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I agree, thanks for your comments.
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I don;t think I would use food names my kids are 8 and 4 and they know the correct names
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Thank you for your response.
@Inklings (1257)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I always taught my kids the correct names for all of their body parts. After all, an arm is an arm, so why can't other parts be called by their actual names, too? And food names -- absolutely no!
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I agree. Thank you for your response.
• United States
28 Oct 06
I wouldn't call them a food name. I just call it "pee pee" for my son because I wouldn't want him going to school saying you know what.
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@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thank you for your response.