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dorkiann asks:
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How can I help my male 45 yr old friend realize that his sexual comments made to his niece are not normal are inappropriate?  Her mom/his sister laugh

In Topics: Self esteem and identity, Teen issues, Teen sexuality and dating
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jul 11, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Are they laughing because they are afraid to say what you said--they may be inappropriate? Many families have different levels of tolerance for suggestive comments; however, if she is a teen, she does not deserve to be on the receiving end of uncomfortable words.  Speak to your friend yourself and tell him you find his comments uncomfortable.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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