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Dad refuses to punish teen son for calling sister 'disgusting,' wife disagrees.

Dad refuses to punish teen son for calling sister 'disgusting,' wife disagrees.

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Raising children is full of surprises as every day presents a unique challenge you never thought you'd ever have to explain...

So, when a conflicted dad decided to consult the moral compass of the internet otherwise known as Reddit's "Am I the As*hole" about his son's clueless comment toward his sister, people were quick to help deem a verdict.

AITA (Am I the As*hole) for not scolding my son when he was disgusted by my daughter's period?

My son and daughter (both in early teens) have a reasonably good relationship with each other (and me, I hope). A few days back, J had her period and accidentally stained her bedsheets. She was quite embarrassed.

Seeing the dirty sheets in the wash early (we normally change and wash all our sheets together), K was curious, and when I explained it to him, he said loudly (and in J's hearing) "oh my god, that's really disgusting." J hid in her room for the next few hours, and it was obvious at dinner she'd been crying.

I took some time to speak with each of my children alone. With J, I emphasized that periods were natural and, especially in early puberty, your flow can be pretty inconsistent. It was mostly just helping her come to the realisation that it wasn't "her fault."

Sources: Reddit
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