Sexual Curiosity At The Age of Six ? Isn't This A Little Soon?
I discovered last night by accident that my Six year old daughter had decided to use her own Digital Kid Zoom Camera to take not only Nude Photos front and back of her Ken Doll but she also took a few shots of herself nude from the waist down (you could not see her face).
I was shocked and am not quite sure what to make of this? She did not want me to look at the photos when I first picked up the camera but I looked anyway. She told me that all the photos were of her dolls but a Mom knows otherwise!
She couldn't really give me an explanation as to why she would do such a thing and assured me she had just taken them earlier that evening and no one else had seen them. She said she was just bored and looking for something to do. I am wondering if she was maybe trying to spot the differences between boys and girls or could there be more too it?
I didn't make a big deal out of it but warned her of the dangers of the wrong person seeing them, that boys and girls don't see each other naked until marriage, that she should never show pictures like that to anyone and what is private stays private, that's why they are called our private parts etc. We deleted the photos together.
But I am still a little troubled as to whether this is normal behavior (curiosity) for a six year old or what else could possibly be going on??? She is a very cute, sweet, smart, well behaved child. She does not run the streets and I monitor all her play dates very closely. She has however recently been attending several Vacation Bible Schools where I do not know the adults or the other students.
Please help me sleep better tonight than I did last night. Is this normal?