My Child

My Child's Sexuality

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Frédérique Saint-Pierre clinical psychologist
and Marie-France Viau social worker both of CHU Sainte-Justine answer your questions
about your children’s sexuality…

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Date de parution 01 janvier 0001
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EAN13 9782896193776
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Frédérique Saint-Pierre • Marie-France Viau
Frédérique SaintPierre Marie-France Viau
My Child’s SEXUALITY
My Child’s Sexuality
Frédérique SaintPierre MarieFrance Viau
My Child’s Sexuality
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Library and Archives Canada cataloguing in publication SaintPierre, Frédérique, 1968 My child’s sexuality (Questions/answers for parents) Translation of: Que savoir sur la sexualité de mon enfant?. ISBN 9782896191499 1. Children  Sexual behavior  Miscellanea. 2. Children and sex  Miscellanea. 3. Psychosexual development  Miscellanea. 4. Sex instruc tion for children  Miscellanea. I. Viau, MarieFrance. II. Title. HQ784.S45S2313 2009 306.7083 C20089426630
Graphic Design: Nicole Tétreault Cover page and inside photos: Nancy Lessard
Éditions du CHU SainteJustine 3175, CôteSainteCatherine Montreal (Quebec) H3T 1C5 Telephone: (514) 3454671Fax: (514) 3454631 www.chusaintejustine.org/editions © Éditions du CHU SainteJustine, 2009 All rights reserved ISBN: 9782896191499 Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2009 Library and Archives Canada, 2009
The SainteJustine Hospital Foundation wishes to thank the generous donors who contributed toUniverSanté des famillesand made it possible to create this new collection for families. Thank you for your support… for the love of children!
Table of contents
Sexuality: the child’s and the adult’s .What are the differences between children’s sexuality and adult sexuality? ................................. 9
Psychosexual development .When and how does children’s sexuality begin? ..................................................... 11 .Why do babies put everything in their mouths? .................................................... 12 .Should I breast feed or bottle feed? ..................... 14 .Are there disadvantages to breastfeeding?.......... 14 .Should I give my baby a pacifier? What if he keeps asking for it when he’s older?... 14 .Why is my child’s “blankie” so important to him? ................................................. 17 .Why is the toilettraining stage such a big challenge for children and their parents?..... 18 .Until what age can children sleep in our bed? How do we make them leave once hey’ve got used to sleeping there? ...................... 20 .Why do little girls want to be Daddy’s princess and boys want to be Mommy’s little man? .......... 22
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
.How does parental separation affect children during the Oedipal period? ................................ 27 .Why is it “boys with boys and girls with girls” when children are 612 years? ............ 28 .My child is “in love.” What am I to think and say? ....................................................... 31 .Why are preteens so concerned with their image?................................................... 32 Physical modesty and privacy .When does physical modesty first appear in children? ............................................... 35 .When should I stop taking baths with my child?.............................................. 36 .My child likes to be naked; should I allow this?................................................ 37 ............... 39Can we be naked around our children? .What do we do if our child walks in on us having sex? .................................................. 39 Homosexuality .Should I talk to my child about homosexuality?....... 41 .Could my child be, or become homosexual? ............ 41 Health and physical development .My little girl has redness around her vulva. Why is this, and what can I do to prevent it? ....... 49 .My little girl has vaginal discharge. What should I do? ................................................. 50
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.What physical changes are associated with puberty? ......................................................... 51 .When should we talk to girls about menstruation? ............................................. 52
Sexrelated behaviour .How should we react when our child masturbates? ................................................ 53 .Are my child’s sexual games normal? If not, what should I do? ....................................... 54 .What attitudes should we adopt with children who behave in a sexually inappropriate manner? ......................................... 55
Communication .When and how should we talk to our child about sex? .............................................. 59 .My fiveyearold never asks about sex. What should we do? .............................................. 60
Some answers to children’s questions .What does it mean “to make love”? What are “sexual relations”? ................................ 61 .61How are babies made? .......................................... .How do Daddy’s seed and Mommy’s egg meet inside her stomach?............................... 63 .How and where do babies come out? ................. 63 .Why do women have breasts? ............................... 63
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
.64When will my penis grow? .................................... .64Why does my penis get bigger?.............................
Education and prevention .How should we react to the excessive use of sex in advertising and other media? ............... 65 .How can I protect my child from sexual abuse? ................................................ 66
Appendix .Normal psychosexual development in children of 0 to 12 years ....................................... 69
To learn more about child’s sexuality..................75