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06 Dec 2005

7.5 year old son
I have noticed that lately my 7.5yr old son has been looking at pictures of girls in magazine adverts. He particularly likes the ones dressed skimpily or the ones dresses in bikinis. He thinks that girls who keep their hair short are ugly while the one who keep long hair are beautiful. Yesterday, I went back to the house unexpectedly and found him looking at my panties!! Is this something normal with boys when they are growing up at this age or is this a bad sign?? Please give me some advise I am besides myself with worry.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

It happens, and it isn;t a particularly bad sign. But it may indicate that it is high time to start to talks about sex and human relationships, so he can understand what may be going on, talking at his level of understanding.
Yellow makes the vital point that one of the most urgent aspects of the first discussion needs to be about appropriate boundaries. and issues of privacy.
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