I keep seeing stuff about how a mom should never undress or be naked in front of their son once he's 2 and a father should NEVER ever be naked in front of his girls once they are 1. And boy/girl siblings should never be naked in front of each other past 1/2 years old. Why?
Why is it such a big deal?
My husband showered with our girls until they were 4/5 years old. Our 7yo son and 6yo dd still change and bathe together. There's absolutely nothing sexual about it. Our 2yo daughter runs around naked and thinks it's funny.
We never made an issue out of it so it has never been an issue.
So why do people freak out about their kids seeing their parents/siblings naked?
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:05 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
I honestly don't get it either. My daughter (4 ) and son (2.5) still bathe together as well as have naked time together every night. They love to run around naked. My husband and I both shower with them sometimes and when we are getting dressed they are usually running in and out of the room. To be honest I don't think I have gone to the bathroom by myself in 4 years either (lol). We are not ashamed of being naked and don't want our kids to have issues with their own bodies when they get older.
Answer by Carajust at 9:56 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 9:57 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
I think its because we have become such a sexualized culture. Sex has become so main stream, that every little thing can be turned into something sexual. Its the same thing as the whole breast feeding "controversy" .I find it obsered.
Answer by my4lads at 10:01 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 10:04 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
It is very cultural as far as the United States - you answered it in your title of the post. Many other nations are not as sensitive to showing skin as the United States. But there are a few that are more sensitive as well. Personally I do not have any issue with nakedness or my son, who is now 2, seeing my body in its unclothed form. But I have a friend who's husband stopped her from undressing with their child when he was two. He didn't feel it was right or appropriate. I will give my son privacy he needs as he gets older and is developing into puberty. But if he or I should catch a glimpse of a behind or private part - not a big deal. Nothing either one of us has not seen before. No reason for awkwardness or embarrassment. Just continue on with whatever we were doing. The way I look at it is my son or grandchildren will be changing my adult diaper one day so I better be kind now and not make nudity an issue.
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