My son acts like he has no shame, he will walk around naked infront of anybody....

Emilie - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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He is 7 years old. He always walks around naked at home and at his dads house. He was at my sister's house and he was walking around naked in front of her husband, and she said that her husband was embarassed by it. Sometimes he will go outside in his underwear. We live in apartments and have alot of neighbors. I have told him not to do this that it is not proper, but he still does it. I don't know how to get him to understand why he shouldn't do this. I don't know what to say.

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Kristi - posted on 03/28/2010

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I would try explaining in-depth ALL the reasons WHY it's not OK... That there are parts of our bodies that aren't shameful or anything, but that we don't show to other people out in the yard or when company is over. There is a time and a place for such things, and outside and around company is not the time to be naked... there's a reason they're called private parts, because they're not for everyone to see. If nothing else works, I personally would not hesitate to bring up the fact that grown-ups go to jail for exposing themselves, etc. As someone else mentioned, the "unsavory" people out there, sickos who prey on such things, I'd do pretty much whatever is necessary to stop the behavior.

Kristin - posted on 03/28/2010

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If you and his dad are fine with it in your homes when you have no company, then no big deal. However, when you've got company or are someone else's company, he should be dressed. It's the dress code and if he can't follow it, then he can stay in his room and never go anywhere. And, if he can't be bothered to put his clothes on to go outside, then you can't be bothered to let him out. If you haven't got them, you will need to get some locks or something that he can't reach to open.

Unfortunately, his running around outside in his skivvies is setting him up to be a target for less than savory people. Have you had the abuse conversation with him yet? Now would be a really good time to do just that.

Good luck.

Becca - posted on 03/28/2010

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i never liked wearing clothes so my mum made a rule, if i wanted to wear nothing, that was fine as long as i was in my room, if i came out i had to be dressed. this suited the both of us fine, mayb worth a try for you

Katelyn - posted on 03/28/2010

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Well then if it were me I would give him a time out for every time he does it at an inappropriate time. It might seem harsh but I think he'll understand after that. Have a talk with him first about it and explain to him that it isn't ok and if he does it he will get punished.

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My 8 year old girls like to be naked too. They only do it from after bath time though, so I don't really have any advice.

Tamara - posted on 03/28/2010

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I still have this problem @ home and I have a 9, 7, 5, and especially with my two y/o.lol it's kinda of funny but I think it's just a boy thing. My nieces never liked to be naked. But my boys stay naked all the time. They never take clothes into the bathroom they just walk out the bathroom after their bath naked. And if they are not completely nude they are in their boxers or underwear. But if it helps I tell my kids that we are going somewhere just so they can put clothes on.

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