Toddler girl doesn't like men...normal? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 01-03-2012, 09:42 AM - Thread Starter
crayfishgirl's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi Mamas


My daughter will be three in March and has started saying that she doesn't like men.  This has almost always been in the context of a conversation about people we know (I don't want to see Uncle Adam; Bella's mama can come over, but I don't like Bella's daddy), and is all men and not just a specific person.  Given time, she's comfortable with them (example, yesterday one of her friends came over with her dad and Fiona hid upstairs, but once she came downstairs she probably spent more time talking to her freind's dad than her freind).  She's with either DH or me 90% of the time, and there are only female teachers at her small pre-school so I don't think this stems from any specific incident.  Is this normal?

Mama to F (3/09) and S (3/11); and never forgetting my babe gone too soon angel1.gif(4/10).

crayfishgirl is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 01-03-2012, 03:17 PM
mommyofgb's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My 3 year old dd has NEVER liked men. Even her own grandfathers & uncles. Which is odd to me because she loves her daddy and we have a very male dominated family. This started when she was still a very young toddler, I'd say about 14 months old...she is coming out of her shell a little bit, but still won't talk some of the men in our family without whispering. She is very shy in general but she loves any and all women. She is more friendly with one of my brother's girlfriends than my brother. I think it's just personality honestly.

mommyofgb is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 01-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Terrilein's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've heard of this with other toddlers - boys, too - and they did eventually grow out of it.

hide.gif Me 41, single mom to modifiedartist.gifdd 4/2001 and demon.gif ds 7/17/2010

Terrilein is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 01-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Imakcerka's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

DD2 was like that for over a year.

Imakcerka is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 01-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cover letter he!!
Posts: 6,548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My ds didn't like most men for a period of time. He grew out of it though.
Super~Single~Mama is offline  


Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off