Lissa - posted on 07/22/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
I've seen quite a few threads about this lately and thought I'd post it here for discussion. Personally I don't get why people are suggesting covering up when the child starts to notice the difference between boys and girls. To me it's like saying look they know the cat and dog are different lets get rid of our pets.What's wrong with saying yes you have a penis because you are a boy, I have a vagina because I'm a girl. If your kid is poking at your boobs you tell them to stop, it hurts you and yes you have boobs because you are a girl and milk for babies is made in your boobs.
I didn't grow up in a nude family at all, for my father nakedness in front if anyone would probably send you straight to hell! I saw him naked once by accident and I have only seen my Mother once without a top and that was as an adult when she had an injury that needed cleaned.
We are not a naked family but if someone sees another naked it's no big deal. When my daughter started getting body concious we talked to her little brother about boundaries. When she was in the bath for instance she was having her private time so he was to stay out.
I think people greatly confuse nudity issues and personal boundary issues.