When do you quit letting children see you naked?

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Stef - posted on 06/04/2018

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Personally I dont think there is a "right' or 'wrong' time....we are nude all the time round the house and neighborhood, with my boys 8 and 11 without any issues at all, they have always been used to it, so its not a drama for us (it is for the other families in the street, but thats another issue LOL).
My bisexual partner has a daughter aged seven, who again plays naked with my boys, along with her other kids, and it doesnt seem to be a problem at all. We are all very intimate together, in a loving and physical way. I am naked all year round, so the kids simply know nothing different.

It is just a normal part of our enjoyable lifestyle, the same as we dont wear any shoes in public, preferring to be in bare feet all the time.

Hannah - posted on 06/03/2018

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For us it hasn’t been different. If your children are uncomfortable they will let you know, but there’s no real reason for you to cover up. Your just naked and it’s better for everyone that you and the kids appreciate your bodies and their differences. It’s a good thing to be naked together.

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Kelly - posted on 06/15/2018

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To answer your question Jessica, when someone begins to feel uncomfortable, it's time to cover up. Mine are 13 and 10, boy and girl, and so far everyone is ok with occasional nudity here.

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Rachael - posted on 04/19/2019

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Olivia the only reason that I cover up in front of my oldest is that he expressed that he isn't comfortable seeing me naked.

Olivia - posted on 04/14/2019

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I guess the answer is a personal choice. Either you cover up from the beginning or you treat nudity as normal and natural forever. How confusing for children to be told being naked at home is wrong, after years of acceptance. Putting an arbitrary age to cover up seems weird to me. No, it shouldn't be different for boys and girls.

Rachael, just curious, why did you feel you had to cover up in front of your oldest son, when it wasn't an issue earlier and it's not an issue for him?

Rachael - posted on 02/17/2019

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We still see our children naked, I tend to cover up in front of my oldest son who is 15 years old. My husband doesn't cover up

Kelly - posted on 06/15/2018

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I don't know Jessica. I've been conflicted about this for years! My heart tells me nudity in the family shouldn't be an issue. It's natural and only shameful if we treat it that way. My head says cover up, but when I ask myself why, I don't have an answer. My heart wins out for now. It's good to see the support here on Circle.

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