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Some mamas and papas are sticklers for using the anatomically correct names — penis, vagina, breasts, etc. — for private parts. Other parents prefer nicknames — pee pee, tee tee or chi chis, etc. — when talking about the human body. Though she knows the "dictionary terms," I often refer to my daughter's rear in fun loving ways — as tush or bum bum. What terminology does your family use?


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JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
I think using these types of names are absolutely appropriate. I've done it plenty of times myself over the years.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
we use the correct names except for the butt...we call it her bumpsie!
mhg mhg 8 years
we use correct names. the studies i've read suggest that children who know the anatomical names of their private parts are more likely to tell a parent if a person touches them inappropriately. it provides them with clear language for discussion of abuse (god forbid).
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Our daughter knows the word butt, and knows what and where privates are on both boys and girls. I have been strict on having her use the word breasts, because I don't want her using the other words while we're in public or something.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I'm like lil. I've told my daughter the "proper" names, but she can't say them very well so I generally use whatever terms she uses for now.
Moms Moms 8 years
We told our kids the actual names, but just use whatever they come up with for every day conversations.
kindo1313 kindo1313 8 years
We are pretty strict about using penis and vagina, although my husband has introduced balls vs. scrotum or testicles and we say chi-chis for breasts/breastfeeding.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
I used both with my son and I will use both with the one on the way. He knew all the proper terms but it was easier to say "point your Peeps in the right direction please".
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 8 years
Our son is only 1, but we use the real names for parts (with the exception of "boobies") when he points them out on himself, or us.
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