i would rather not post it here,so if someone could private me,that would be good,a man would know more,or if anyone here man or woman is a nurse,that would be helpful too,its a sexual question,one that my 9 year old came to me with,and i just want to know if it's normal,well,it's normal,but at that age,ppls minds are probably thinking the worst,lol,it's not a bad thing,oh well,i will just ask,he came to me and ask me why he get's hard when he see's boobs or something on tv,no we dont let him watch bad shows or anything like that,but sometimes on a show,there it is,and i will hurry and change it or cover his eyes,anyway,i let him know its normal and all,and i asked him if when he see's this,it well,like do you like it? he thought he was going to get into so much trouble,poor kid,but i assured him he would never get in trouble for asking me anything,and well,he said yes. is it possible for children that young to start to go through puberty? i cant see what else it could be,he also mention that when its big,lol,thats how he puts it,it feels funny,but good,no we are not a sick family,actually we are a very good family,good morals,good parents,et cetera,i was just wondering because my first son didnt come to me with these questions until he was 13,can a young one start that young,at 9?
My step-son also started these types of things early on around age 9. He is now almost 13.
Every persons body develops at a different rate. If the doctor does not think there is a problem, I would simply explain using the correct terminology.
That is what we did with my step-son. He didn't know why, or what, and we used a very literal explanation.
Example: Bodies react differently, his body is growing from a young boy to an older boy and he can expect changes to happen. Make sure he can come to you with each new change. Let him know it is simply his bodies way of growing "up". If you feel necessary, you can explain hormones and the extra blood running through his veins - but at 9 he may be a little young for that detailed of an explanation.
Just keep the line of communication open, and be honest. It doesn't mean you have to go into any explicit details yet, unless you feel he is intellectually advanced enough to understand the details.
Completely normal!! My step son Chris went through this at 9 and he wanted to not go to school one morning because his "d***" was sick, it was leaking and hard. We had the birds and bees conversation and what is " normal and okay" Treating sexuality like a disease only promotes unhealthy sexual attitudes and can cause emotional damage. Your son is normal:)
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