The sexual discovery

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "Les Essentiels d ': 57 tricks to grow well from 2 to 4 years", sold with the November issue of. Today, zoom in on sexual discovery.

  • From 3 years old, the phallic stage, third stage of the child's sexuality, after the oral and anal stages, is emerging. This is probably why for some time, your son likes to walk naked and touch his zizi when playing or taking a bath.
  • He realizes that he is different from his sister who does not have one. While continuing to explore his body, he naturally discovers that some caresses can give him sensations of pleasure. These games, which are very important for the development of her future sexuality, are quite normal.
  • For your child, these gestures are certainly very pleasant, but he gives no moral value to it. That's why banning him or reprimanding him could trigger frustration. On his own, because he realizes that nobody is doing this in public, your child reserves this moment for the intimacy of his room. If this is not the case, simply explain that it must remain private. This erotic period will fade towards the age of 6 to return to adolescence.

Girl or boy play?

  • Your little boy plays with his sister's doll and this is starting to worry you? He is simply curious and certainly does not play the same way as his sister. If your toddler walks a stroller, it is primarily the "motor" aspect that interests him. Unless it is to imitate his dad?

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