Do you let your kids see you naked?

In my house we are very open about our bodies. I breastfeed and don't hid it from the older kids so they see my boobs all the time. I also don't care if the kids see my naked while bathing or changing and the kids don't care if they see each other while naked. I want my kids to learn the the human body is normal and we shouldn't be ashamed of it. I do teach them who and who can't see you naked. I have also told the kids that if they are uncomfortable or need privacy they just need to let us know and they can have it. My kids are completely comfortable with the nudity in our home and with our direct family.

Growing up my parents did not want us to see them naked or allow us kids to see each other naked. I don't even remember ever seeing either of my parents naked. I remember being curious why they were so secretive.

I have done research and talked to some psychiatrists and they all agree that there is no problem with nudity and there is no problem with being private either. It is all about what the parents and kids are comfortable with. Once someone is uncomfortable their wishes needed to be honored.

So how is it in your home? Are you ok with your kids seeing you naked? Did you see your parents naked?

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4Katie
    04/29/14
    We are trying to teach modesty.. And that can only go so far since most are little.. I keep having to remind my 9 year old she need to close the door while changing, taking a shower, going to the bathroom. And I'm starting in on my 4 year old. But, it only goes so far when I have to leave the bathroom door open to hear anything going on while I shower. I don't want them to be ashamed of their bodies, but I do thin they need to learn modesty.
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      04/29/14
      In our house it was fine for me and mom to see each other naked, but not the boys with me, or me and my dad. So there was a gender thing there. I've often wondered how things will be in our house. The bf and I both sleep naked, I'm naked a lot actually. I don't see the issue with family but when it comes to a certain point (and I don't know when that point is). I want to make sure that I explain why it's not okay for others to see Charlie naked, and vice versa.

      Growing up, I remember one of my friends moms always walked around in a bra and undies and once in a while she'd be naked. It felt uncomfortable to me and I would not be okay with someone else showing their bodies like that around Charlie.
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      04/29/14
      4Katie
      I would not be comfortable with someone else being naked around my kids. We are only ok with our direct family (mom, dad and kids) no one else.
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