As parents, it might be a great time to reflect on how you are supporting your kids in building a stronger sense of self. But as you probably have found this is not usually the case. As much as you would like your kids to genetically find interest in the things you love to do, they are their own individual with their own identity, and have their own drives, desires, passions and interests to discover for themselves. By exploring you get to create your path and decide who you want to be. You are creating a sense of self.
It's normal for kids to touch themselves -- but parents don't always know how to respond By Susan McClelland Jun 8, Of all the surprises that came with being a mom, this was the biggest: My youngest, for instance, likes to splay her legs over the sides of the bathtub and caress her, well, you know. And when my other daughter was three years old, she frequently danced naked, running her fingers up and down her torso and in between her, well, you know. I asked other moms if this behaviour was normal. And if it is, is it so bad? I know my reaction to their behaviour can have long-term consequences on their self-esteem.