Too curious about each other's bodies?

Tristan - posted on 07/22/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi. Am I the only parent here who is a bit worried that both my 10 year old son and my 8 year old daughter are too immodest with showing their bodies to friends, and taking too much of an interest in sexually related topics and secrets? It makes me nervous. Can anyone give me some perspective here?


Dove - posted on 07/22/2016




*taking too much of an interest in sexually related topics and secrets

What sort of secrets? Being curious about the topic of sex is perfectly normal, but I suppose it would depend on the type of secrets (secrets regarding sex topics are not appropriate for children at all) and the level/type of interest.

Family nudity hasn't ever been much of an issue in our home and my teenage daughters and their best friend have no shame/privacy w/ each other because they are like sisters... Outside of their family and very closest friends though... it's not a good thing and that is something that children need to learn by preschool.

My 8 year old son is only immodest w/ his immediate family and while his sex education is in the beginning stages... he has no significant interest in the topic and pays no significant attention to the naked bodies of others.... other than to think it's kind of gross. lol

Have you talked to your children about this? What is their response?

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