I just read a line [quote]This may sound far out, but, I think sometimes siblings of the opposite sex will start a fight as a way of dealing with sexual feelings they might have for each other. It’s one way to maintain a safe distance.[/quote]
I do worry about this in our home. I don’t have siblings and all my cousins are male . And I only say them annually or bi-annually, which was not much so any sexual feelings between us (if any) never registered or at least I don’t remember, how they were dealt with. The husband has a younger bro, and well I can’t broach this subject with him, coz his eyes glaze up as if I was talking alienspeak.
Now, my son is a humper and he knows very well that he can’t hump his sister and she knows she should not allow him too. But we keep tabs on him. Hopefully this shouldn’t be an issue, once he is a bit older. However, my question is this, as parents, do you ‘keep an eye out’?? People who have siblings of the opposite sex, how did your parents teach you to maintain that distance?
Do people have at some point, early teens or before get attracted to their siblings? Is there curiosity? I know this is a dicey topic and I am really not talking about incest, I am merely talking about feelings and how to deal with them. My not yet 5 year old, blushes when she is around geges (10 and older). And she doesn’t know marriage, realized she was a girl only last year (much to her doctor’s surprise), but she has feelings. So logically the young boy should too. DO we talk about these things, or let it pass or what?
I Think I am just talking aloud is all, I know we’ll cross the bridge when it comes. I am just nervous raising 2 kids coz I don’t have a role model I identify with.