I think instead of telling your DD that it is inappropriate to do in front of others, you could phrase it a little differently. For instance, "touching yourself like that is a private act and should only be done when you are alone. Please go in your room and close the door if you wish to continue." I also thinking telling herself to be gentle so she doesn't hurt herself is OK.. but really if she was hurting herself.. she wouldn't do it. Your doing a great job momma.
12/4/09 at 5:05pm