There are lots of parenting tips for toddlers to help parents, especially the new ones, on how to handle their toddlers. Every parent has a different approach on how they train a child. It is also the parents’ responsibility to introduce the most controversial things, which included nudity.
Most parents spend a lot of time and effort making sure that their kids are not exposed to nudity at a very young age. After all, there’s this whole internet filter industry to prevent kids from stumbling into photos with nude men and women.
In 2014, Rita Templeton wrote on the Huffington Post why she wants to let her children see her naked. Her blog was meant to share some parenting tips for toddlers but it backfired. In a recent post on the Scary Mommy blog, she said that she received backlash and was called a pedophile by some people.
She explained that she wants her sons to see what a real female body looks like. Templeton thinks that if she does not do it, her sons’ first images of a naked woman might be the “impossibly perfect physiques” from magazines or movies. She is hoping that she could teach her sons that a real body will have imperfections and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Templeton believes that there will come a time when parents should stop from letting their kids see their body. For instance, when her oldest son turned 10, he saw her naked and ran away. She called to him and asked what was wrong, which the child answered it was because she was naked.
When it comes to being naked in front of their children, different people follow different parenting tips for toddlers. According to CNN, comfort is the key. If the child or the parent does not feel comfortable, then it is best to stop the practice.
Avital Norman Nathman, an editor of the motherhood anthology The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, said that her 8-year-old son occasionally sees her or her husband naked while in the shower or when changing clothes. She said that when her son says that he feels uncomfortable they’ll respect that.
Nancy Friedman, co-founder of the video-sharing site for tweens called KidzVuz, said that when kids stop being naked in front their parents, it’s one way to see that parents should stop being naked around those times. Other parents revealed that there is a certain time around the age of 8 to 11 where they feel uncomfortable getting naked in front of their children.
Experts do not give the exact time where parents should stop being naked in front of their children. If one party is no longer comfortable doing it then it is the right time to stop being naked in front of kids.
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