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Not sure if this would be considered tmi but ill put it anyway. What are your thoughts/feelings on dressing/undressing in front of your children? I sort of don't mind because we are both girls. But she does look at me so I don't know if she's curious or just looking, etc. She's my only child so I don't know anything about bringing up these kind of topics.. I did get her a book about private parts. I'm a little hesitant to show her but then again she knows what a girl's/woman's body looks like. Now I don't know if I should skip the boy pages... she saw my babys ultrasound and asked what the arrow was pointing at.. I told her its his little wee wee.. but not sure if she knew what that was. I mean she will eventually see him when I change his diaper. Any thoughts and advice.. I know everyone has their own ways/opinions on how to educated their children on certain topics.. I don't need any rude comments.


Asked by aztecqueen22 at 6:22 PM on Aug. 9, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My boys saw me when they were much younger, but I've kept doors closed for a few years now. Obviously, if there were some kind of emergency (I'm in the shower, and one got seriously injured, like bleeding all over the place), I wouldn't worry about getting dressed before I dealt with the emergency, but generally speaking, privacy and being dressed in the company of other members of the house is a given these days. They understand that bodies are nothing to be ashamed of, but they also understand that there's no reason for any of us to be parading around naked.

    You have a girl, though, so I think as long as you're both comfortable, it's fine. If one of you isn't comfortable, then stop doing it.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:41 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • I just waited until they asked and then I answered honestly but minus any scarring details. As for being naked, I don't parade around but my children have seen me (ages 9 and 10).

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 6:25 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • I tried to not be totally naked around them after they were like 2 or 3

    as for girls and boys being different- we called them girl parts and boy parts when they were young

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:00 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • I don't parade around the house naked, but I have a boy who is 7 and he is conscious about his body. If he asks questions I answer them. He knows what a penis is and what a vagina is (we have never used cutesy names for them). How old is she? You can tailor your answers to be age appropriate, you don't need to go into great detail until they are older. She will probably be curious about her brother so just answer her questions as she asks them.

    Answer by kmath at 7:03 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • I don't have a problem with my five-year-old seeing me without clothes, or her father either, like if we've just gotten out of the shower or out of bed. We've always been relaxed about that. I don't want my little girl to grow up inhibited about her body. Now we don't parade around, but nudity is nothing we feel we need to be ashamed of or secretive about. My daughter went through a stage where she wanted to be naked in the house, which we allowed as long as she knew she couldn't go outside or undress when anybody but her dad and I were around. As she gets older, I'm sure she'll develop her own modesty.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • Oh, and I answer questions as she asks. She doesn't know what a penis and a vagina are, but she has asked about breasts, pubic hair, and the like.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:32 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • My girls didn't care tell they got older. Then they where like WWEE put some cloths on MOM.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:53 PM on Aug. 9, 2013

  • Just keep an open mind & open lines of communications w/ her. She will ask when she is curious. Don't be afraid to answer her questions. I know it can be uncomfortable, but only for us. They are just being curious. Just keep it age appropriate & you should be fine.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:25 PM on Aug. 9, 2013