Sunday, August 22, 2010

Teen fantasy?

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Questioner: Carol Ferraro Subject: teen fantasy?

Question: Hello, I have a 13 year old son who is typically interested and thinking about sex. My question is, is it normal for him to be constantly drawing pictures of sex acts (man and woman). Also, he is drawing pictures of ficticious cartoon characters but giving them genitals, etc. I'm not sure if I should leave him alone or ask him about this. I'm not sure if this is normal behavior.


Something about it bothers me.....maybe it's just that my first child is actually growing up!

Thanks for your time and advice.

Answer: Dear Carol, Have you had the birds and the bees talk yet? If so maybe getting a good illustrative manual which shows body parts and explains what they each do would help. You of course setting down with him and explaining what they are all for and answering any questions which come up. Usually at this age they are very interested in the sexual body parts and what is happening to them. Talk, talk, talk some more.

M Kay Keller