At some point, you needed to get out of the shower in front of your young child — or get dressed or use the toilet — and you either decided to bare it all or cover up. When kids are very young, the consensus seems to be yes, since babies and toddlers are generally oblivious to nudity. She adds that parents need to be on the lookout for any changes to that comfort level. There are a number of reasons you might want to be naked in front of your kids — and an equal number of reasons you might choose a modicum of modesty. When you have very young kids, occasionally being naked in front of them is often a given.
Just this morning my eight-year-old daughter watched me walk naked from the bathroom to my bedroom. I explained that my stomach had to stretch to make room for each baby before shrinking back again after I gave birth. All my children — my husband Mathew and I have two sons, Oliver, 11, and Cruz, nine, as well as Mikaela — are used to seeing me walking around happy and comfortable in my own bare skin. In fact, I believe that every little girl should grow up seeing her mother naked on a regular basis. A survey by childcare professionals found that girls experience body dissatisfaction from the age of eight and less than half of girls aged between ten and 17 like the way they look. So as mothers we need to show them irrefutable evidence of body positivity from a very early age. The best way to do that is by letting them see our own bodies in their varied and naturally beautiful forms. Nor should we be hyper-critical of our flaws in their company. After all, children are like sponges — if a little girl grows up seeing her mum nonchalant about being seen nude in the home, it imprints upon her the important message that her mother is comfortable in her body, whatever its shape and size. So she can be, too.
Should your children see you naked?!
Being a father has thus far been delightful for John. So delightful that he says he wouldn't change a thing — the good and the bad. And the bad? Off course, in reality, changing diapers is no trouble to a doting father like John. Not long ago, John added something else onto the 'bad' list: when his daughter catches glimpses of his naked body. Which, he says, "catches me off-guard and I have to react quickly". He still recalls one occurrence when the young girl wriggled between his feet while he was letting off a steady stream of urine in the bathroom, oblivious of her presence. Everything stopped.
If you like your regular fix of alcohol or nicotine, then dating a Mormon probably isn't a good idea. They are taught to refrain from smoking, drinking, or experimenting with drugs. Their thinking is something like this. She is probably thinking she can convert you if she is with you long enough and is a good enough example. I adore the show New Normal and one of my favorite episodes is when Bryan decides to go back to church and the Father is so cool with him. An important is doing this together. They will serve as a constant reminder to her that she needs to conform- and you won't be wearing any. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps while reading it. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church.