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    I have to say really can't stand the word 'fanny'...shudders!

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    We call it his 'willy wonka' - LOL. Not sure how this came about
    DD we call a 'gina cause she could never say it correctly.

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    As to the legal question of proof of sexual abuse, while the anatomically correct terms ie penis, vagina are the clearest, common words that kids use that don't have other uses, eg "willy" "fanny" and "doodle" are generally unambiguous and ok.

    Euphemisms like "flower" and "golf set" are where proof gets difficult - "uncle frank touched my flower" might not even register as a cause for concern.

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    I feel like it's weirdly unlike me and my usual attitudes towards what to teach kids, but I do prefer nicknames for children's genitals, particularly boys. Provided the real names are still taught and used and aren't thought of as rude or taboo.

    I know this is really silly but penis makes me think of an adult man's one and the things it can do/is used for, whereas doodle or willy just sound like more appropriate words for harmless, innocent little boy's bits.

    hmm which probably says something about how I perceive adult men's ones really (clearly not harmless and innocent!)

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    I think something can have nickname and the person still know it's proper name.
    I grew up using the word mooey, but I knew it was my v.agina

    Giving a nickname to something shouldn't stop a someone knowing the correct word (obviously if taught it)
    Surely if you had a child with a nickname that was used more often than their full name, they wouldn't forget their actual name right?

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    Proper names but occasionally willy or fanny (for girl bits obviously)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    This is going to sound really awful given the light heartedness of the thread.
    I've got quite a few lawyers in my family and we were all discussing it one day.

    They said if in the awful event your child is sexually abused and they don't use the correct names for their penis/vagina then the defence can use that against them.
    Eg "a doodle/wee wee could be anything, how do we know that he/she is talking about his/her penis/vagina"

    Not sure how truthful it is, none of them have dealt with that area of law but it's for that reason we tell our boys to call it their penis.

    Plus it isn't a dirty word


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    I asked my friends husband this, he is a public prosecutor in Sydney and 75% of his cases are sexual assault of children and he said it's not a problem and they always start with confirming what the child is saying, in a lot of cases the kids can't even speak properly yet and they still get convictions easily based on medical/ physiological evidence

    I still think its good to call them by their proper names but the kids who don't will still be looked after in court

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    What's the correct word for bum?
    I'll teach my kids all the names when they are older. I don't see a problem with calling it pee pee, wee wee or balls. It's not like I've never said the medical name to them before.
    We say butt, bum, backside, tummy etc.
    when they have stomach ache I've never thought to teach them to say their intestines hurt :/
    I don't get hung up on stuff like this

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    Use the correct names here. Although DS does call his a doodle but I say penis. When he was younger he pronounced it noodle. Sounded very cute!! I say balls for now but those rarely come up in convo.
    Girls - vagina and boobs but do say breasts sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    I have to say really can't stand the word 'fanny'...shudders!
    I was 21 before I could say 'nipple' *shudder*


 

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