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Rafael M.T.Therapist, Family Counselor
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Why would a 4 and a half year old boy ask to smell other kids privat part?

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Why would a 4 and a half year old boy ask to smell other kids privat part?

Rafael M.T.Therapist : Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
Rafael M.T.Therapist : Curiosity is what leads most of the time children this age, younger and older to present these behaviors. From wanting to see other children's private parts, to touch them, ask them to touch their genitals, or any other form of sexual exploration. These are totally normal behaviors, unless there is something concrete in the child's actions leading to a concrete concern about a distortion in his-her normal sexual development and growth.
Rafael M.T.Therapist : The parent - adult responsibility and role is to teach the child about adequate sexual behaviors, what is fine to share only with parents, and what should remain as a private behavior.
Rafael M.T.Therapist : These situations should be taken as ideal opportunities for parents, family and educators to support the child's learning of healthy sexuality.
Rafael M.T.Therapist : Does it make sense?
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Rafael M.T.Therapist : You're very welcome.
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