Masturbation is pretty normal. Your daughter seems not to realize that it isn't socially acceptable to do it in class. Rather than "redirecting" her, have you talked to her about it? How old is she?View Thread
I live in Europe. The only curcumcized men are either Jewish or Muslim (and, occasionally Orthodox Catholics but they seem to be doing it less). Apart from religiously motivated circumcision, the procedure is virtually unknown. Who is going to pay for an unneccessary surgical procedure with the risks that are entailed?
There are no epidemics of UTIs, yeast infections nor anything else that cannot be prevented by the responsible use of condoms. I really do not understand why the US seems so intent on routine circumcision. Seems that it's just another way to give money to doctors for no reason View Thread
I suggested that YOU check out the male communities because I have read many posts there.
No, I don't believe that it's a parent's right to decide on a circumcision because it's a medically unnecessary procedure. Why amputate a healthy part of the body? Thes days, with the exception of religious reasons (and I'm not going to delve into that), it's a purely cosmetic procedure.
I believe that it's the boy's right to decide whether he wants one or not when he is old enough to make an informed decision. His body, his choice.
I wonder whether your son didn't have trouble keeping his penis clean because he didn't have an uncircumcized parent (was his father circumcized?) - this is often the case when there are cleanliness problems. The father didn't have to worry about his foreskin so who could teach the child to take care of his. In countries where circumcision is the exception, there are extremely few penile infections ... because the boy learned how to take care of his foreskin correctly from the start.View Thread
Maybe you should ask over on the men's boards. There are many who are unhappy about it. To echo PP, would you cut off their ears because it's easier to keep clean? Also, if the child is taught to keep himself clean then the infections to their SO just won't happen. How old are your sons?View Thread
If she's clingy with all of those she loves and not just her daughter the chances are slim that she'll change no matter how good your advice. You never know, one day your GD will perhaps say "Mom, will you let me BREATHE!"
You've probably already tried this but ... How about bringing a game next time you babysit and involving your GD fast, before her mother can start hovering? If you can get her engrossed in something maybe her mother would hesitate to interrupt?