Accidentally catching a child masturbating happens sometimes. Doing this any other time is not ok. Any adult interaction, including "just watching", with an underage child is not acceptable.
I'm a single mom and my son (I'll call him Josh) is my only child. He is fourteen now; I'm 38.
He's a great kid and we've always been very close. I did my best to 'educate' him when the time came and fill in the blanks where his 'sex ed' left off. He's very bright and didn't have any problems with it and apparently understood everything. That was about a year ago when he was turning thirteen.
This last year however, has been a challenge for me as I discovered one morning that he apparently has a tendency towards exhibitionism, in that I believe he 'liked' getting caught by me, while masturbating, and it has turned into a very regular occurrence.
The first time, was one morning when I went to make sure he was getting up for school, as I do about every morning. When I opened his door, he had his covers pulled down, was naked and laying fully exposed on his back, his erection in hand!
I was shocked at first, and said something like 'I'm sorry' and left the room. But a few minutes went by and I thought, hey, it's time to get up for school, erection or not!
So I went back and opened the door, and stood in the doorway. His room is small so he was just a couple of feet from me. This time his eyes were closed and he was still masturbating; as if pretending I wasn't there.
I purposefully cleared my throat and said, 'are you going to go to school or do that all day?', to which he did not reply, and just kept rubbing himself.
At this point I realized that he must want me to see him doing it, and also that he was obviously about to orgasm, as he was breathing heavy and his hand was a blur.
I didn't know what to do. Here I am standing in front of my son, who's jerking off and obviously wants me to watch him do it!
The other thing that really concerned me was that I actually felt myself 'drawn' to what he was doing. I don't know how to put it. And then he ejaculated. I really had not seen him naked since puberty and certainly not with an erection. I had bathed that circumcised little penis many times, but he was a young man now and I was suddenly made quite aware that he 'had grown' considerably!
Josh opened his eyes and looked into mine just before coming. That first 'shot' went high onto his chest, and he continued to make a sizable and creamy mess on his quivering tummy.
I went and got a washcloth, and tossed it at him. He seemed embarrassed and we didn't say a thing about it.