I haven’t even HAD my baby girl yet and this already stresses me out!
If you haven’t figured it out already, your role as a parent includes keeping your daughter off the pole, which requires setting standards of how she should expect to be treated by others, as well as explaining her anatomy to her. As much of a free spirit as I am about sexuality and femininity, I found the latter to be one of the more difficult lessons for me to relay to my 4-year-old. It all started when she was 3, and stopped wearing diapers. I was so proud of myself. Potty-training– DONE. The next thing I know, we’re watching cartoons and I see her chubby little toddler fingers exploring her nether regions. I mean, you can’t blame her– she’d never had access to that part of her body back in diaper-land. Undies offer a freedom that I had to teach her to respect.
“What are you doing, pumpkin?” “I’m touching my privacy,” she says matter-of-factly in her…
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