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Dare to Bare It All Around Family?

It's nature's way, but is being in the buff acceptable in your household? While some moms and dads are comfortable baring it all around their children, others prefer a more modest approach. The View hosts got riled up while discussing this hot topic yesterday.

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Kiwicat Kiwicat 5 years
I am a 13 yr old boy. My mother and father are seperated. I live with mymother and sisterv and vuisit my father regularly. I don't think my fathrer would care if I saw him naked but he doesn't just strip in front of me. I would like to be able to strip in front of him and not care but I am afraid to do so. I wouldm like to be circumcised but obviously I'm not but my dad is. I have been in puberty for a few yrs now and I haave pubic hair of course. This I am afraid of showing. I have thought long and hard about tgis and have gained some courage. But I am, fairly certain that my dad would have no issue stripping in front of me If I stripped in front of him first. I get along with my dad sometimes but I would like to have that relationship where you don't give two hoots if you see him naked. I think I'd be a lot more confident If i was circumcised. But there's no way I'm gonna tell my mum or dad that i want to be. When I'm older I'm gonna get myself circumcised and raise a famuily where we're naked all the time and no one cares.
dbcgoer dbcgoer 5 years
i see nothing wrong with it,we're all family so what is wrong with seeing family members in the nude or other people for that matter,we're looking at skin form head to toe and from front to back.the only difference is the gender and race and speaking of gender,family wise,it should not matter among family.
jack-james jack-james 5 years
i think it is good because we practice its ones in a week. i have 20 year old daughter & ,17 year old and 12 year old sons.they have no problem with both sons have the age of puberty but we take it as a natural thing they they masturbate in front of we .we take shower together and watching t v together my daughter have no problem to be a nude in front of brother and me
Fatherofthree Fatherofthree 7 years
We are naked when ever possible and practical. No issues here with the way God created us. We have towels covering most sitting surfaces. And keep a box of baby wipes in each of the bath rooms for that clean refresh feel. Nudity doesn't have to always equal sex. So yes being one with nature swimming in the buff, and being air dried by a warm summer's sun and gentle sea breeze is a fantastic way to spend a summer’s afternoon. If you’re shy just do it far enough away from home so that you do not run unrepentantly into the Jones’s
LuvnUSA LuvnUSA 9 years
We never ran around naked in the house; usually just to the shower or whatever. I have always tried to act like nudity was comfortable around my kids - I have a 14 yr old son and 12 yr old daughter. I want my kids to be comfortable with their bodies (unlike me when I was growing up). I agree with other posters that it's important to read the "cues" from your kids. My son is so NOT ok with nudity at all right now - I know it's the puberty thing - and that's ok. I haven't changed anything, just going to take a shower - if he doesn't want to see, he just looks away. It doesn't faze my daughter at all to see me naked - but she's not so comfortable anymore since she's started puberty. We've talked and I've told her it's ok if she's not comfortable - and if I make her uncomfortable, to let me know. So far, we're ok.
Neural Neural 9 years
I'm only just now starting to consider using a robe when I come out of the shower. My daughter just turned 2.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I wouldn't mind walking around the house naked if it was just my husband, the baby and I, but we also live with my in-laws so it's not cool. I don't need my FIL seeing my junk. Eww.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
We're pretty open. We don't walk around naked everywhere but the kids think it's hilarious to see Daddy run downstairs to get clean clothes from the dryer. I don't cover up until I'm ready to put clothes on (out of the shower). As far as the kids themselves go, they're nekkid ALL the time (they're 2 and 1). Spaghetti for dinner? Take off your clothes. Want to paint? Take off your clothes.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I agree with VelmaBean. I'd like my children to understand that nudity is nothing to be ashamed of nor is it necessarily sexual. So, we don't go out of our way to make sure they never ever see us naked but nor do we make a habit of stripping for anything other than changing or showering.
VelmaBean VelmaBean 9 years
My family has no issues with nudity, both my 8 and 5 year old (boy and girl) see me and my husband naked. I think it's important for kids to see what 'real' bodies look like and to feel good about their own bodies. At this point they have shown no embarrassment by our nudity but I would absolutely respect them if they did and cover up accordingly...I think it's all about reading their cues and being respectful to where they are developmentally.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
When the kids are small, like 5 and younger it's not a big deal. But as they get older and begin to know the differences between boys and girls it's a bad idea.
tbgallagher tbgallagher 9 years
Completely agree - my father used to walk around naked when we were little, but as soon as we got old enough to realize that "daddy was naked" he stopped. My mum still does it to this day! However, as my husband is very modest there is very little nudity in our household now. Its is funny how you change and adapt to respect other peoples values.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
I definitely agree with what everyone else is saying. Age and sex definitely make a difference.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Growing up - I was never weird about being naked in my parents house. I would walk around in the buff from the shower and to my bedroom, and if someone caught a glimpse oh well. My father was modest and I never saw him, but my mom was the same way as me. Now that I have a husband who was not raised that way - I have become more modest around my own daughter. But she is only 1 so if she does see me running to the shower - oh well! I think at a certain age the rules change.
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