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  #1  
October 19th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Do you (or S/O) undress in front of your kids? Does it matter if they are the same sex or not? At what age did you or will you stop, if ever?
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October 19th, 2009, 04:28 PM
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I am always running around naked after a shower or half naked when changing clothes. I just don't sweat it. I figure if it becomes an issue I will address it then. Lots of cultures have everyone naked in front of eachother while bathing, etc...and they seem to be able to function.. so unless something comes up, I am not planning to worry about some set age to stop.
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October 19th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Im around my kids naked all the time,especially in the summer! lol.Its how we (as a family) are.I still shower with my 10 year old daughter,and we dont lock the bathroom door when we shower/use the toilet etc.
Its fine with me.
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October 19th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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DS is only 2 and follows me around everywhere I go. If I wasn't willing to get dressed in front of him then I'd never make it out of my pajamas every day.
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October 19th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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I dream about the day I'll have privacy again. Cooper went through a phase where he kept looking down my shirt so I would tell him that was rude and he couldn't just pull people's clothes down. Now he insists on being in the bedroom whenever I change and he tells me, "Mommy, that's rude."
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October 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I would be okay with changing in front of a child young enough that they shouldn't be left alone. Otherwise, our house is clothing required!
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October 19th, 2009, 05:29 PM
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I was raised with my mother nude all the time, it doesn't even phase me anymore.

I am the same way, our body's are nothing to be ashamed of. I bathe with both my children, and I change infront of both my kids, as does DF. It's just the human body.
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October 19th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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We are nude in front of our kids, and will continue to do so until our children say they have an issue with it.
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October 19th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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I have no issue with nudity.
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October 19th, 2009, 07:47 PM
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My Mom was always whipping her huge boobs out! I can recall at some point it made me uncomfortable but she didn't seem to care lol

My oldest son will be 4 shortly and DH and I still change infront of him. He thinks nothing of it and so we will continue to do so unless he seems to think its inappropriate for him.
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October 20th, 2009, 05:28 AM
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Yeah we have no signs of stopping here either. It seems fine to me. DH is always running around naked after a shower and has no signs of stopping. Ivy is a little over two and hasn't expressed any notice of any kind of difference. And even if she did, who cares, we're family.

In other cultures, even some that are way more conservative than ours, it is the norm. My SIL is from morocco (a liberal muslim country, but still strict in that women can't wear shorts or short skirts, they have to wear slacks or long skirts/dresses no tank tops etc.. BUt they dont' have to cover their heads, faces or hair) so you know different from the US... and in that country family members are almost expected to be naked in front of family members of the opposite gender INCLUDING your inlaws. It's like a -ok for men in particular to just be naked. LOL. I know because it was very hard for my brother to get used to and his Wife forgot that we don't do that in the US and well I accidentally saw my brother naked because she just willy nilly left the bathroom door open on him with me there because she figured it was old news lol... only instead I'm traumatized because I'd seriously NEVER seen him naked before...

Anyway I guess I'd rather our family just be ok with it that wind up haunted by it when they accidentally walk in on someone, because you know it happens.
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October 20th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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I dream about the day I'll have privacy again. Cooper went through a phase where he kept looking down my shirt so I would tell him that was rude and he couldn't just pull people's clothes down. Now he insists on being in the bedroom whenever I change and he tells me, "Mommy, that's rude."

LOL thats so cute =)

I don't have a problem with it, her DF doesn't like it but that may change when his son arrives. I don't have a set age in mind to stop either. She still manages to barge in on me while I'm on the toilet.
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October 20th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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My son is 3 1/2 and I still get dressed and shower infront of him. I'm sure pretty soon it will stop though, we won't be a nude family lol.
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October 20th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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Chloe is only 8 months old so obviously she doesn't know the difference. I bathe with her sometimes. Her father will GIVE her a bath, but is uncomfortable bathing WITH her. It's his choice, I don't care. He'll change in front of her and what-not...which to me is really no different than a bath, but whatever.

He's said before, "She's starrrinnggg at 'it'" haha.
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October 20th, 2009, 08:17 AM
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Chloe is only 8 months old so obviously she doesn't know the difference. I bathe with her sometimes. Her father will GIVE her a bath, but is uncomfortable bathing WITH her. It's his choice, I don't care. He'll change in front of her and what-not...which to me is really no different than a bath, but whatever.

He's said before, "She's starrrinnggg at 'it'" haha.
Hhaha yeah I can understand him being uncomfortable. My boyfriend won't shower with our one year old daughter but he will with our three year old son.
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October 20th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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I change in front of my kids, but DH does not. My kids have never said anything to me or acted uncomfortable, if they ever don't feel comfortable with it, I definietly won't do it anymore. But at this point they don't care and neither do I.
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October 20th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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We don't shower with our kids or go around the house naked. It's not a matter of not liking the human body, it's a matter of trying to instill in them a sense of modesty. I don't believe that we can say, "Be modest" and then run around the house naked.
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October 20th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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I have zero privacy and my son is only 2. He saw my boobs every day and thought they were his for 22 months so that has never been an issue and as far as any other nudity I have no choice but to go about my day and change or shower or use the bathroom in front of him. He doesn't care. When he does I think I will know and it will stop.
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October 20th, 2009, 10:20 AM
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I don't believe that we can say, "Be modest" and then run around the house naked.
Its not about running around naked..Im sure no one does that.
Its about not being over sensitive and touchy about something we all have.
Theres nothing wrong with a naked body..we all have the same parts,and I for one dont want my kids to be the kind of people that giggle,go bright red or stare in shock if they ever see a body part,because I dont feel that the body is so extremely shocking that it should be placed in the "prohibitted" category.

I consider myself to be modest,yet my kids have seen me naked HUNDREDS of times.Im in the privacy of my own home,with my own family,why would being naked infront of them make me any less modest than you? (general )
We dont think anything of it in my house.

Of course,that doesnt mean we are naturists and that we walk around half naked outside the house.My kids still know modesty and whats not apropriate outside these walls.

Im just not all the bothered about boobs and butts..but I understand that not everyone is the same
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October 20th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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I have issues with nakedness personally, I don't like being naked. It's most likely not something I will do with my future children around.

But I say if you wanna do it do it! I love knowing that people are comfortable enough with themselves to be naked around other people (even children).
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