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How can I get my child to understand their "private parts" as part of their emotional development?

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Help your child understand that it's OK to be curious about his or her "private parts," but it's not OK to play with or show them in public. Also make sure your child knows it's never OK for other people to touch his genitals, except mom or dad during bath time, if something hurts down there, or during a doctor's appointment as long as mom or dad is in the room.

From: Preschooler Emotional Development WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Seefelt, C. and Wasik, B.A. 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2005. HealthyChildren.org: "Emotional Development in Preschoolers."

Early Education: Three, Four, and Five-Year-Olds Go to School,

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 22, 2018

SOURCES: Seefelt, C. and Wasik, B.A. 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2005. HealthyChildren.org: "Emotional Development in Preschoolers."

Early Education: Three, Four, and Five-Year-Olds Go to School,

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