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Jodi - posted on 10/02/2010
I actually don't see the gender differences as a reason to stop showering together. If they ask questions, it is an ideal opportunity to discuss it with them. Neither of my children have any issues because they showered with the opposite sex parent until they were about 4 or 5. It's just another teaching opportunity. But as I said earlier, everyone has limits on what they feel comfortable with, and when it reaches those limits, that's when it should stop :)
Sherri - posted on 10/02/2010
I don't care what others say. My kids see me naked all the time if they want to tell people what ever. My 4 1/2 yr old still showers with me. He has questions here and there we just answer them. End of discussion the body should never be a shameful thing.
Geralyn - posted on 10/02/2010
My son was body aware before the age 2. He would comment on the differences between me and him or me and daddy. I disagree that I should have stopped bringing him in the shower. If he wants to shower with either of us, he does; if he doesn't, he doesn't. To me its that simple. Children are not scarred because they showered with dad or mom and they noticed differences. My son was aware that I breastfed and my husband didn't. I say do it as long as it works for your family - when it stops working, stop doing it...
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Christel - posted on 10/04/2010
I HAVE 6 CHILDREN AND NEVER SHOWERED WITH ANY OF THEM THEY MAY WALK IN WHEN i AM IN THE SHOWER BUT THEY LEAVE WHEN THEY SEE i AM IN THE SHOWER I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AT ALL I THINK IT IS VERY WRONG AND CHILDREN START SEEING THE DIFFERENCES AROUND 2 YEARS OLD SO YES I THINK 3 AND UP IS WAY TOO OLD!
Tamar - posted on 10/04/2010
for one it depends on how old they are also there is the whole side of if they are starting to get more curious about your body and wanting to ask questions my daughter and son both took showers with me and it was never an issue till they started asking those questions that i just was not ready to answer
Brianna - posted on 10/02/2010
I agree, it is what you are most comfortable with. My parents stop taking my brothers and I in the shower when we began noticing that they had different body parts. It was a different age for each of us, but probably somewhere in the 3-5 range. Just do what feel right and make you and your family comfortable.
Lyndsay - posted on 10/02/2010
I have a 3 year old son and I don't shower with him. This is my personal preference of course, and I've only ever showered with him a handful of times in his whole life, but generally I think that if your kids are old enough to be curious about the differences between boys and girls then they shouldn't be showering with the opposite sex parent. Same-sex children-parent showers are okay for a bit longer, I think... my son still showers with his dad, because they have the same anatomy and I think it's a good way to teach him about himself and how to clean himself properly.
Sara - posted on 10/02/2010
i don't think there is a certain age, as long as you and the child is still comfortable with it and if the girl showers with dad/ boy showers with mom, then i think you should stop when they start to realize there is something different between yours and their bodies, but if they are just there to have fun and dont realize the difference yet, i say keep going :)
Jodi - posted on 10/01/2010
I have stopped showering with my 5 1/2 year old, mainly because the shower isn't big enough for both of us - it is extremely difficult to wash properly with her in there, LOL. She stopped showering with her daddy about 12 months ago because he started to feel uncomfortable with it, so we figured that was the time to stop :)
Personally, I don't think there is a limit on it, it is about what everyone is comfortable with.
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