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How do you deal with a 3 yr old touching her privates all the time?

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My three year old girl touches herself a lot. She sees her 5 yr old brother do it, making adjustment to be comfortable as his dad describes it. But its becoming a habit, like falling asleep with her hand in there. Please help! We've had the talks about those parts of your body being private, and about only touching herself there in the bathroom, but I'm afraid its getting to be a comfort thing for her (and her brother too). What do we do to keep her hands out of her underwear?!

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tell her to stop, and when she continues, smack her on the hand. it's normal at this age, but if you don't put a stop to it, the problem is going to become worse over time.

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