Should I use “pet names” when talking about (private) body parts with my child?

Having pet names for your child’s private parts could inadvertently teach them that their private parts are places we shouldn’t speak about, and/or that they are ‘rude places’. This could, potentially, lead your child to believe that they must keep any inappropriate touch a secret.

What should I call my child’s private parts?

Some moms and dads will encourage their kids to use euphemisms, such as weenie, pee-pee, peeny, winky, wiener, willy, wee-wee, dinky, down there, gi-gi, buh-gina, doodle, peeper, jay-jay or simply, the business.

How do you discuss private parts with kids?

Tell them, “If you want/need to talk about private parts, talk to Mommy or Daddy privately or within our house but not in public.” It’s not only important to explain to kids that their parts are private, but that others’ parts are private as well. We respect others by allowing them to keep their parts private.

Why use proper names for private parts?

A child who can properly name their private parts is at a lower risk of being abused, is better equipped to report suspicious behavior, and is able to communicate more effectively if they are a victim of abuse.

How early should you introduce the names of body parts?

Because parents spend so much time caring for toddlers and their bodies, it’s no wonder that by the time typical toddlers reach 1 or 2 years old, they can identify a few body parts. And by the time they reach 2 or 3 years of age, small children should be able to identify many body parts.

Do people name their private parts?

And — contrary to the popular notion that men do but women don’t — if a couple named his, they often named hers as well. Cornog believes a major reason for this is that “the words for genitals in English typically are either dirty or they’re very clinical sounding, the sort of thing a doctor would use.
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What are the names of a woman’s private parts?

The vulva is the global term that describes all of the structures that make the female external genitalia. The components of the vulva are the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibular bulbs, vulva vestibule, Bartholin’s glands, Skene’s glands, urethra, and vaginal opening.