"Put that away. Now!" No, we're not talking about toys. When kids start exploring their bodies, it's natural to want to shut it down. But removing the shame attached to kids’ exploration of bodies is better for them--and for you--in the long run.
Just a heads up: this episode mentions the correct anatomical names for private body parts, as well as mention of good and bad touches.
Help! My child is playing whipping it out at the playground and I don't know what to do! Before you crawl into a hole, take a listen to this episode and let Molly and Blaire share some tips for talking to kids about private body parts without stigma or euphemisms.
In this episode, Molly and Blaire discuss:
Resources/books we mentioned in this episode:
Jenny Marder for The New York Times: "Keeping Kids Curious About Their Bodies Without Shame"
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