eggplant47 Posted May 2, 2010 Share Posted May 2, 2010 I have a friend I'm close to, and her daughter turned 3 a few months ago. She has mentioned something that concerns me. She started potty training about a yr. ago and at 1st everything seemed normal. But for the past few months her child has been seeking out & urinating in unusual places. She got out of her bed in the middle of the night and peed on her mother's back while she was sleeping and she also ruined their dvd player by peeing on it. It seems like things like this happen maybe once or twice a week... but instead of gradually decreasing it's escalating. Her mom doesn't seem to be concerned but I thought it was odd. I mentioned it to my mom & my Aunt who both work in early childhood Ed. and they informed me that this could possibly be a symptom of sexual abuse. My friend is above reproach and although I don't like the dead beat dad, I just don't see him molesting his daughter. However, he is not careful about who babysits her. He will drop her off with almost anyone. My friend has objected to this but they split custody so there's not much else she can do. As a non-parent how do I broach this subject with my friend without sounding like I think she's a bad mom? Is this even something to be concerned about? Thanks in advance for your help! Link to comment
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