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How do I stop my toddler from masturbating?

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In brief: It's normal.

Masturbation is normal, so you can't stop it.
You can set limits on when and where it occurs. For example, "i know it feels good to touch your privates, but that is something that you do when you are alone in your bedroom." if he persists, gently guide him to his room. Be consistent, not condemning. Discuss excessive masturbation with your doctor, it can be a sign of abuse.

In brief: It's normal.

Masturbation is normal, so you can't stop it.
You can set limits on when and where it occurs. For example, "i know it feels good to touch your privates, but that is something that you do when you are alone in your bedroom." if he persists, gently guide him to his room. Be consistent, not condemning. Discuss excessive masturbation with your doctor, it can be a sign of abuse.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
As a mother of 4 boys, mastrubation can be gently and lovingly stopped. It should not be encouraged as, in some, can lead to an addiction to porn which can be devastating to a loving relationship and is an epidemic. Ideally a loving father figure can explain this as son gets older. Harvard reseachers have more info @ purityispossible.com
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Normal

Totally and completely normal: He's discovering his body, and discovering that rubbing his penis feels good.
There's nothing wrong with that. By staying low-key about it, avoid making him feel bad .

In brief: Normal

Totally and completely normal: He's discovering his body, and discovering that rubbing his penis feels good.
There's nothing wrong with that. By staying low-key about it, avoid making him feel bad .
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: You can't

This is normal. Your toddler is discovering his/her body.

In brief: You can't

This is normal. Your toddler is discovering his/her body.
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