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Child erection. How to explain them to kids

A common request that I receive from parents is about how to explain child erection. Their child may have started asking questions about why their penis grows bigger or harder. Or an older child may

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Everything a parent needs to know about child masturbation

There are a number of things that our kids do when they are young that are totally normal and age-appropriate but they push our buttons. Child masturbation is one of those things ie a behaviour that often

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Child putting hands in pants: A guide for frustrated (or even worried) parents

You’re not alone if you’re a parent who just doesn’t know what to do with a child putting hands in pants. It is a common concern for many parents, especially those with boys. Just talk

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What to do when you catch your child ‘playing doctor’

Playing doctor (having a look at your playmate’s genitals or private parts) is something that most kids do when they’re little.  Sometimes you catch them and sometimes you don’t. So

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Naming private parts. What’s a parent supposed to do? And why?

As a parent, we get told what we should (and shouldn’t do) a lot! And what to teach kids in regards to naming private parts, is one of those things that a lot of people have strong opinions on. Teaching

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