Boys start to exhibit a series of sexual behaviours as early as 2 – 6 years of age. They stare stunningly at their erect penises. They are curious to explore their bodies and that of their peers. They ask questions about reproduction and sexuality in adults…
This is the best time for parents to step in and guide them appropriately. You need to educate them and make them understand what is going on in their bodies. They don’t need to know the details, but they need to know the truth. You should clearly and firmly let them know what is OK and what is unacceptable. You also need to tell them the possible consequences of any misbehaviour.
Talk to them and let them be comfortable talking to you too. Redirect their minds away from evil thoughts and keep them busy with productive activities. Know the red flags and seek help when the sexual thoughts and behaviours…
*occur frequently and cannot be redirected
*cause emotional or physical pain or injury to themselves or others
*are associated with physical aggression
*Involve coercion or force
*Simulate adult sexual acts
Never make the mistake of thinking that “boys will be fine”. No, boys won’t be fine unless they are rightly guided.