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I am a school nurse and have a kindergarden child who is masturbating in class. She does this over her clothes. She does it anytime- middle of class or naptime or anytime. Mom was aware of her doing this and the school has asked her to stop. We want mom to talk to her and also her pediatrician. Is there anything that we can do further to discourage this at school. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
    
Typically, children who masterbate should simply be redirected to a private place such as their bedroom or bathroom. Assuming that this has already been tried, the fact that this child's masturbation is clearly excessive and may be interfering with learning, suggests that redirection is not likely to be effective. Excessive masturbation may be an indicator of other problems such as anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or history of sexual abuse. Given that you are in a school system, a referral to the school's psychologist might be a good first step along with a referral to the child's pediatrician. Together, the psychologist and pediatrician should be able to decide on the most likely cause and whether additional referrals are needed.

 

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