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should kids masturbate?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Studies reveal this to be a natural part of emerging sexuality for the majority of males and females worldwide. Cultural taboos limit the discussion of the topic to a variable degree.Most experts would agree it is an innocuous practice.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Their choice: Most young males will not be able to stay focused on things they need to do, or even fall asleep, if they do not keep the pressure down by whatever means. Both sexes get acquainted with their bodies in preparation for adult life. Think about being in a wholesome relationship rather than internet trash.

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Why do people think it is ok for kids to masturbate?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Debatable: You would have to define "kids" in a sense, humans masturbate from the time their hands find their genitals, both male and female. Pleasurable sensations evoke continuing the process. Public masturbation is not an appropriate thing in children old enough to comprehend or to be redirected. Otherwise, no one can stop "kids" from this. After a certain age and maturity, they will on their own.
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Keep trying: Under the age f 10 it can take up to 45 times of visually presenting a food before a child will try it. After age 10 it can take up to 45 times tasting a food before we decide we like it. Keep presenting. Older children (3 and up) you can "require" to try say 3 beans or 3 small bites for a 3 yo..5 for a five year old, etc. I.
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Copying you: Your child will copy your value system one way or the other. Show him what you value, what you consider rewards and what you consider faulure.
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How can I keep my kids healthy during the summer?

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Food and play: Most children are healthier during the summer because they are out of school, relaxed, and playing. Diet is #1. Feeding as much fresh food as you can. As much organic as you can afford. Fruits and berries help boost the immune system as well. Elderberry twice a week is a good preventative. Drinking water to stay hydrated. Also have their vit d levels checked. Level of 50-70 is desired.
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How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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See below.: Children have to learn how to choose friends wisely. Parents can help young children learn how to make friends by teaching them concepts such as sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution and how to choose good friends and resist negative influences. Kids learn how to get along by watching other kids.

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