13. It really is just a phase.
It doesn't bother me but I will answer for [my husband]. He has had a hard time adjusting to her current phase. She's 16 and for the last year or so she has been into Goth/Pastel Goth (that is what she calls it). She has pink hair, wears a lot of black, sometimes lots of make-up, cute animal stuff mixed in like animal ear beanies. My feeling is as long as she doesn't do anything permanent like a band tattoo and she keeps private parts covered I don't care. I was a teenager in the 80s with the bad makeup and HUGE hair so who am I to judge? Her Dad doesn't quite get it. But he just keeps his opinion to himself and knows it's a phase.
14. A very "hands on" sorta kid
My seven year old son is now in the boobs are fascinating phase. He wants to go around asking women if he can touch their boobs to see if they're like the other ones he's touched. Touching the boobs on the mannequins, yelling at the top of his lungs, in the store, "Dad, check these ones out, they're hard and pointy!" Seems very scientific.
To be honest, I've been in that phase going on 32 years now. It never ends.
15. That's great honey but maybe not in public?
My son is 4 and he has been in the "infatuated" by his "junk" stage. I try to approach the situation delicately because he shouldn't be ashamed of his body so I don't want to be like that's bad. But, it's difficult because he'll be like, "Mommy look!"
16. The author of this article finds this annoying as well
My son is 5 and very high functioning autism. He has lots of phases, the newest one annoys me the most. He never directly asks for anything he always says he likes something, and if we don't respond he repeats in 3rd person until someone asks him if he wants/likes whatever he is talking about. If no one responds he starts in a whole conversation with himself in 3rd person. I hate 3rd person with a passion, we just moved so this has been his coping mechanism and I want it to end.
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