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posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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7206 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

At what age? My son saw me naked when he was young, up to about age 3 or so. Seeing mum and dad naked in the bathroom was part of how our kids saw the difference between male and female. (And same when I was a little girl too). But after that they gradually learned appropriate modesty.

As he got older, there were appropriate sex education books with drawings of naked people. No need to see it in person.

Post # 3
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5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

There are plenty of ways to encourage realistic and positive body image that don’t include seeing mom naked. I mean, showering with your 3 year old is different than walking around naked with your 6 year old, but still. 

Post # 5
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I definitely saw both my parents naked growing up. More so my mom, but I definitely barged in on my dad a few times as well. I don’t think it did anything for me as far as body image goes, but it certainly didnt harm me in any way. Encouraging nudity in ones home is a personal choice and people have varying levels of comfort with it. if you’re not comfortable with it then don’t do it.

Post # 6
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3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ehh, I didn’t grow up in a “naked house”, per se, but my parents weren’t overly prudish either – I definitely saw both of them naked.  Probably not my dad after I was 6 or 7, but I still sit in the bedroom and chat with my mom while she gets dressed.  I really don’t think it’s that weird.  I walk around naked before/after showers or bed, and I doubt I will stop this when we have kids – just because I don’t think the human body is something that needs to be hidden.  Obviously, you have to look at context and your own family dynamic to decide what’s appropriate, but I don’t really see the problem with parents being naked around their kids.

Post # 7
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

That sounds super unnecessary to me. You can still see what a person’s general shape is without forcing them to see you naked.

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