Anita, Like you , I was raised in a family where nudity was fine. It might even open up their husband's sense of 'decency'. Both kids have been brought up that nudity is not an issue and would often jump in the pool with no clothes on and then dry off at the side of the pool before getting dressed. As a side note, I'm glad to see I'm not the only girl who has played World of Warcraft in the nude! My husband had always liked it in the past.
They need to reach an agreement between them about levels of nudity in their home that both partners can be comfortable with, or else arguments between them about it is going to shout to their kids louder than any number of layers that nudity is a big deal. To make them want to do all these things because they want to be healthy, not just skinny. He showed me how to shave I'm a girl, but he showed me anyway and we sang songs and stuff and it was the best thing ever. My mom has always been overweight, but very accepting of her body. For my part, one of the most important lessons I feel I learned from my parents was that they were separate people from me, with their own lives, interests, dreams, etc. We love him dearly but we are less likely to snuggle up to him.
Grew up in the country. My husband and i recently went on holiday with my best friend 40 and divorced along with her 2 children boy 12, girl 7 to a villa in Spain. Just wives in this update showing of how sexy and naughty they can be even though they are now married and off the market so to speak. You need to look for the verbal and non-verbal cues to know if your kid is uncomfortable with it.
In retrospect, what a weird system, though it worked for us. I felt so uncomfortable around men, especially at the swimming pool, because of the unhealthy association between uncovered skin and sex. Is my body so off putting that even my mother doesn't want to look at it? Bonus, if a man from our family sat wrong in a kilt, it wasn't a big deal, even as an awkward teenager. I came from a home that consisted of Mom, Dad, and the three of us girls. The social worker and principal wanted to know where she would see such a thing gasp! I grew up seeing my dad as a bit narcissistic and sexually repressive, and his dress codes for us affect me still today when I cannot bring myself to wear spaghetti straps outside of the home.
I guess I still don't really get it — why I, as their mother, would need to cover up around my sons. I saw both my moms biological and adopted in just their underwear. As for me, I have no intent of covering up. Around 4-5, young kids start to recognize that we wear clothes all the time. For example, a nude man in a film causes a completely different reaction in an audience than a nude woman. The good sense must be a good factor, without shames or sexuality.
I had swimming class when I was a little girl. How much should we be careful of our children, and how much should we teach them that the world isn't about making them comfortable? If they don't ever ask, don't worry about it. I definitely agree with you about teaching healthy attitudes about bodies in your home with your family. And then… he refused to put anything on in hot tubs, or when transferring from the shower to the bedroom, even though my mom asked him to.
My body is not sex. Thank you for asking this! Some people are comfortable nude, or partially nude, and others aren't and never will be. Possibly, he himself is just a private or body shy person and, like some previous posters, was made uncomfortable around parents who were as comfortable with nudity as his partner, a situation he is trying to prevent for his own children. I would say it creates a special bond and drops social barriers to let a wonderful relationship flourish. My sisters and I went naked a lot before we reached puberty.
I remember the first time I was around a lot of nudity on The Playa over 4th of July in my early twenties : people were naked and swimming in a natural hot spring. And it's totally okay to not want the world to see your body. I know this is an old post but lemme say that: Sexualized nudity is of course off-limits any time. Even when my brother was 15 she still would.