My 5 1/2 year old daughter has been peeing in the cats litter box
I dont know what to do I am at my witts end. My daughter is smart catches on fast beautiful but she just makes the worst choices ever she has it set to do what she wants when she wants to.
She has been peeing in the litter box for a couple of weeks and I just found out! she also has been fasinated with the word sex writting it saying it spelling it even though she gets in trouble every time.
When I was 7, I would go to school and the kids there would be "sex this" "sex that" "blowjobs" "handjobs" "anal" etc. but I didn't learn about the word "porn" until I was around 10, but the word "Sex?" I learned that when I was 5 -- So I won't say this is a troll post. I do have one question, though; does she know what it is, or she just knows the word? I didn't learn what penis + vagina type of sex was until I was 7 (but that was due to the kids at my school).
Does she associate sex with mating? Has she heard you and your partner having sex? Has she caught you two having sex?
If she associates sex with mating, there is nothing wrong here.
If she has heard you and your partner having sex, she most likely asked about it, either to your partner or another person (maybe even a kid at her school), and someone may have told her that it's "sex".
If she caught you two having sex, as in visually seeing you two having sex, she most definitely asked about it, and she knows more than she should.
There is nothing wrong with her knowing about sex, but do NOT let her ruin your reputation OR her reputation by letting her talk about the word "sex" or actual sexual intercourse.
As for the urinating in the litter box, it may be a psychological problem that may need to be checked out.
--If this is not the case, I suggest you ask her if she's trying to see what it's like, or if she really thinks that's where she is supposed to be going to use the bathroom.
When I was 9, I used to chew on the dog bones just to see what it was like, but I only did it once or twice out of curiosity.
Be sure to subtly bring up the subject of her urinating in the litter box, and the sex talk. No one is ever too young to have an understanding of life, but she is too young to be doing it, take strong interest in it, or talk about it.
She is your child, you have the right to get into her business to see what's going on.
Hi and welcome. I agree S09 with many things as kids will be courious and not much one can do but to deal with them as they come up. Your not doing any thing wrong.
One thing about the cat litter box. I have 2 cats and consider them as dear loved family members but the cat litter contains really terrible bacteria and some, if contracted, can lead to some serious health problems.
For some reason, my 6-year-old is fascinated with the concept of pooping outside. He went out into our back field with a trowel, dug a little hole under a tree, and pooped in it. Maybe he likes the way the cats take care of things, who knows. I didn't make a big deal about it, and don't recommend you make too big a deal with your daughter about the litter box, except to point out that doing so is not very clean and to ask her to stop. I would, incidentally, be pretty religious about cleaning the litter box daily for a few months.
Yup. Young kids (such as ages 0 - 7) are pretty curious about practically everything; and it's kind of like "Monkey see, monkey do." I'd recommend to her that she asks her daughter if she thinks that's where she is supposed to use the restroom, because the cats do it.
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