Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

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Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior Parenthood is job that no one has experience at until they have and take care of their child. Many parents don not understand the sexual behavior of their children. With the invention of the internet many kids now a days no more about sex than their parents. In this essay I will attempt to explain childhood development and normal childhood sexual behaviors in infants, early childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence. Sexuality in infants such as the stimulation of the genitals may also produce sensations of pleasure. Parents who touch their infants’ genitals while changing or washing them may discover the infants smiling or becoming excited. Infants discover the pleasure of self-stimulation (masturbation) for themselves around 6 and 12 months. Infants often masturbate by rubbing the genitals against a soft object, such as a towel, bedding, or a doll. While sexual curiosity in infancy, sometimes as early as 12 to 15 months of age (Rathus, Nevid, and Fichner-Rathus 2005). When it comes to early childhood which covers ages 3 to 8 one finding is that
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Richardkirkmiller during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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