Increase physical contact with your child. Try to be sure that your child receives at least 1 hour every day of special time together and physical affection from you. Will masturbation cause problems later in life? You feel your child is unhappy. This leads to a power struggle which the parents inevitably lose. Leave your child alone at these times and do not keep checking on him or her. Only if adults overreact to a child's masturbation and make it seem dirty or wicked will it cause emotional harm, such as guilt and sexual hangups.
Kenia. Age: 29.
Younger children may have to be sent to their rooms to masturbate.
Rose. Age: 26.
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This leads to a power struggle which the parents inevitably lose. Masturbation occurs more commonly when a child is sleepy, bored, watching television, or under stress. Leave your child alone at these times and do not keep checking on him or her. First try to distract your child with a toy or activity.