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Unformatted text preview: while at home and as hand coordination becomes more developed the masturbation with the hands starts to occur. By the age of 9 the child will develop a close friend that they feel they can confide in, tell secrets to and experiment with. This is also known as doctor or show. This is where two children show their body parts which may include touching. The doctor is pretty much the same thing where you are showing each other the private parts. Around this same age is where attractions start toward the opposite sex. Being a parent it can be challenging to see these behaviors in your child especially since most parents do not realize this is normal and healthy behavior. I think that a parent should be open and honest about what the child is doing but also keep things at an age appropriate level....
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- Spring '11