i raised girls, so i don't know what is normal for a little boy. my grandson will be 5 in few weeks..he keeps saying things he has done and already been punished for,,and when asked when he did this he will say oh...last month..he says he has to tell :to get the bad out: he just started preschool this yr. and loves it.he is an only child and his dad is a stay at home dad, and a very good and loving dad..he and my daughter are at their wits end over this.. but another prob that came up around same time is he had gotten ahold of a porn tape, now he talks of doing bad things sexually, to animals..even asked a little girl if she wanted to do things to him....we have tried telling him he can;t be saying or doing these things..he cries and says ok..then few min.later will say something again....they r afraid to even let him go back to school as what ppl would think...plz any advice is helpful
This behavior is not related to his gender. He is at an age when superego (conscience, guilt) is developing, and his behavior is a manifestation of this. There's no reason for anyone to be 'at their wits end'. Patience and equanimity are called for. Relative to the tape, it's important to figure out how that happened. Take better precautions that he does not view such inappropriate material. It exacerbates his feelings of wrongdoing and need to 'confess'.
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