I'm a survivor of childhood abuse and the mother of two, doing everything that needs to be done to protect my children. There are thousands of innocent children being violated every day. The majority of them are being wrongfully touched right at home by a family member or a friend of the family. In other words, it doesn't matter how well you think you know your family, it only matters that you know and react to the signs of abuse. Most people don't know what signs to look for, or they overlook the little clues in front of them. Through my own experiences of being a child that was wrongfully touched by a family member, I hope what I went through will shed a little light on what to look out for. Some of these things might not be anything to worry about, but they might also be warning signs of abuse. You must figure out what behavior is normal, healthy, and age-appropriate and what is inappropriate and alarming.
But when is it okay for kids to see their parents naked — and how old is too old? At what point can hanging around in your birthday suit with the fam have some sort of an impact on your child? Probably not. When kids are older, all that parental nudity can bring confusion. Lisa Lewis, a board-certified pediatrician and author of Feed the Baby Hummus. No surprise there — the tweens we know are pretty uncomfortable about… most things. Sort of. You might want to end nudity sooner with opposite-sex kids; boys tend to feel uncomfortable around their naked moms sooner than girls, says Peykar. Plus, you might feel weird about it too.
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So are my days of casual nakedness at home over? Nobody touches it. Approach things in a calm, open-minded way, so that your child will be more comfortable coming to you later about issues surrounding their private areas without feeling shameful.
Did your kid say something awesome? Stream posts on reddit. Click that to enter chatroom. My wife and I have been debating what is "okay" regarding being nude around our 1 year old daughter. I still find it awkward to walk out of the shower naked and she's right there - and recognize that's probably a bit overly conservative. My wife's view is that we should be as open as possible for as long as possible - just to developer a healthier relationship and outlook towards the body for our daughter. Is this an odd way to think for me - or do others face this same question? And does it change at a certain age? One is pretty young for you to care about it. I don't mean that to sound rude.