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    I understand wanting to use proper words etc but I must admit it doesn't sit right to me hearing kids say penis/vagina/vulva. I don't even call them that haha.

    So DS has a "willy" and Mummy has "girly bits".

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    We said vagina but not being able to say it properly our dd said gina and its stuck.

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    DH started the "Dinkle" phase, and I can't get past it. Every time I catch DS playing with himself (not really playing as such, but exploring) I yell "I can see your dinkle!" *dies of laughter*.

    I can't help it. The word 'dinkle' crackes me up. Rofl!

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    Please do not call it a butterfly. In my work we come across abused children- a child who says to a child molester "don't touch my vagina" is far more likely to have the abuse to stop. We had a sad case of a little girl calling her vagina a tootsie. Well she told her teacher for months daddy tickled her tootsie at night..... Please use correct terms. Also if it goes to court a child cannot be asked leading questions so if they simply say someone touched my butterfly. A vagina is a vagina, a penis is a penis..... Why lie to your kids.

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    Proper names here - though DS1 thought he had tentacles for quite a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meags82 View Post
    Please do not call it a butterfly. In my work we come across abused children- a child who says to a child molester "don't touch my vagina" is far more likely to have the abuse to stop. We had a sad case of a little girl calling her vagina a tootsie. Well she told her teacher for months daddy tickled her tootsie at night..... Please use correct terms. Also if it goes to court a child cannot be asked leading questions so if they simply say someone touched my butterfly. A vagina is a vagina, a penis is a penis..... Why lie to your kids.
    I don't think it's lying to your kids. It's just different terminology. It's child friendly language. And I'm sorry but if my DS says "Someone is playing with my dinkle" that's going to get the same reaction as "Someone is playing with my penis". It's the same body part. I'm not any less complacent because we use a different word. I understand what he's saying, and so would anyone that knows him (ie. our whole family and all of our friends).

    To say to your child "This is your mandible" will only confuse them. To any other child their age, it's a chin. You say why lie to them. I say why confuse them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Vagina. I am aware there are individual parts but vagina simply describes the entire genital region.

    I don't understand the desire to cutesy it up.

    "Uncle touched my butterfly," isn't going to get the correct message across in case of child abuse. Replacing butterfly with vagina will appropriately worry any adult who hears it though.
    Exactly this... for safety reasons it is recommended children use the correct names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaghettiMonster View Post
    We just call it what it is - penis and testicles (though we do call say testies every now and then)

    Also tell DS that mummy has a vagina. He is obsessed with pointing at me while I dry off after a shower as long as he doesn't yank my pubes while I dry my hair again Im ok.
    Actually the part you're drying is your vulva. The vagina is inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    I don't think it's lying to your kids. It's just different terminology. It's child friendly language. And I'm sorry but if my DS says "Someone is playing with my dinkle" that's going to get the same reaction as "Someone is playing with my penis". It's the same body part. I'm not any less complacent because we use a different word. I understand what he's saying, and so would anyone that knows him (ie. our whole family and all of our friends).

    To say to your child "This is your mandible" will only confuse them. To any other child their age, it's a chin. You say why lie to them. I say why confuse them?
    To me it's not about lying, it's actually about the importance of private areas of their bodies

    My kids know that their penis/testickes/bottom/breasts/vagina/vulva and groin area are constituted as private and no one is allowed to touch them without their express permission, and until they are teenagers no one is allowed to touch them at all unless they are unwell

    My kids know that their hands/feet/chin/mandible are not private areas and still no one is allowed to touch them or make them uncomfortable.

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    Only girls in my house - We also have a jinney, which she know is a vagina, but it's her nick name. I don't like vulva and managed to live my life with only a vagina. At 12 she loves all the words for penis and is hysterical every time she hears a new one (old fellow, doodle etc).

    We do say "baby part" and "wee part" to describe different bits. Handy to differentiate when she has had a lot of uti's and is starting to have puberty pelvic pain.
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