The PedsDocTalk Podcast

MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: Toddlers and private parts privacy

April 18, 2022 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: Toddlers and private parts privacy
Show Notes

On this episode of Monday Mornings with Dr. Mona, a mother of a 2.5 year old calls in to ask if it's normal that her son doesn't want anybody looking at his genitalia during bath time/diaper changes.

I discuss how to balance body autonomy with the need for parental monitoring/intervention. I also discuss why body autonomy is important AND why we should be teaching children from a young age about normal anatomical names for genitalia. 

If you have a question (development, behavior, or a parenting question) for Monday Mornings with Dr. Mona, call it in to 954 526 2641 and I may answer it on a future episode.