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Teaching them the correct name is very simple, it doesn't require having to make up names, or work out what to translate as, and as they grow up they won't face any embarrassment in class from using a 'baby' name for something others know the 'grown-up' name for. And I'd certainly be more embarrassed for them to use a play word than the correct terminology. ...


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She is very beautiful girl and I do not trust the kids out there... Why do you distrust a 6 year old boy? A 13 year old boy, certainly. But a 6 year old? I would suggest that you examine carefully your fears and test them against reality. A 6 year old boy is as innocent as a 6 year old girl. Of course, if she's especially pretty, both boys and girls ...


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I believe it is important to speak to kids on their level without dumbing down the vocabulary. If they need to know what something is called, then they should be told what that thing is. Whether it's a body part, an injury, an illness, or a bodily function. I think it's equally important to teach them the proper words. Males do not have pee-pees. They ...


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While children are very young I like using simple expressions like "bottom", "privates", and "chest". However once children are old enough to start noticing specific parts I would move on to correct names. I feel this way because using correct names too young can be confusing and refusing to use correct names at all can have negative effects you would ...


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Teach your kids the correct names. If they ever need to communicate something to an adult, the adult may not understand them if they are using an uncommon pet name. In an example from a foster care training program I attended, they mentioned a little girl who kept telling her teacher about a relative "petting her butterfly". If the teacher had understood ...


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I'd say start with the real names unless it makes you too uncomfortable to discuss issues like hygiene using the proper names. Being open to discussions is more important.


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My advice is yes! Allow me to tell you why. I didn't like pet names either. So I taught my children the proper names for their private parts. I thought it was the right thing to do. I was rewarded for this by my eldest asking loudly of everyone we met in the grocery store, MOMMY, DOES THAT MAN (or WOMAN) HAVE A PENIS OR A VAGINA? How much less embarrassing ...


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My 6yo has SM. First, if she has SM, you should give up any expectation that she might talk in your class. Without the chance for her to practice whispering in front of you, it is not likely she will make that leap. Let her know that you will sometimes ask her a question but that she can find other ways to answer if she is not ready to speak. The less ...



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