When referring to the private parts to a child, do you still use " flower" ?

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
August 9, 2008 8:00pm CST
We use a different language with very little children when we refer to the anatomical private parts of the body like we call the female anatomical organ as "flower" etc. and the male as "birdie" etc. At what age do you start changing your lingo to the standard? I mention this because even with freshmen College students, when the word "v*agina" is mentioned, they seem to cringe and be ashamed of it. (This is in an anatomy and physiology class, where you have to name the parts of the body). Personally, I don't find anything wrong in using the correct terms while they're still young, (but- of course-not the slang or street word for it but the correct scientific name for it.) What about you? What are your thoughts on this? I would appreciate it if you could share your experiences in this matter so we can all learn. Thank you.
3 responses
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
HI!When referring private parts to a child you must use the correct word for that body part so as not to confuse the child. this is very helpful also so that at a very young age she/he can actually name the correct word for that body part.
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• United States
10 Aug 08
With my boys its a winky and my daughter its a whoo whoo....I dont know why I call them tha, I guess I didnt want to be in a store or church and hear my child loudly pronounce that his/her (insert correct term) hurts or something like that. Maybe its society that makes the proper words taboo.
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@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
not anymore. i use the real word. to educate them well. cause if they are in school they will be confused.