I am not sure how to handle this. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. At 6, she may not be able to link the two, but you can help her work through the one, and hopefully you'll see a decline in her need for ''privacy. I took her to the doctor to make sure there was nothing physically wrong and then we explained to her that she had to be gentle with her body.
Kristen My son is younger, but this is what I do. This happens maybe 2 or 3 times a week, usually at the end of the day. And, once children discovered that these threats were untrue, advice on other sexual matters became suspect. I think in spite of my routine humiliation, my kids were given the latitude and limitations they needed to develop a healthy regard for their own bodies.