Kelly Wallace, CNN. Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. CNN Let me say at the start that there is no way around the topic of nakedness in front of your children without getting personal and slightly uncomfortable. I'm already feeling somewhat tense as I type this. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
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Did your kid say something awesome? Stream posts on reddit. Click that to enter chatroom. Advice My daughter really likes being naked, wife is getting concerned self. This started when she was a toddler but my wife and I figured it was just a phase that so many little kids grow out of. The difference with her is that she never really stopped. She often takes her clothes off after getting home and just goes about her business completely naked. This is exacerbated in the summer. It's not uncommon for me to come down in the morning and see her sitting at the counter or lounging around on the couch in the nude.
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. And I didn't know what to do.
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 remember never to make them feel bad for asking a question, no matter how mortifying it may be. Equally important, I want her to grow up seeing her mom being OK with what normal is. Moms of boys can also want to pave the way for a new generation of men who see women as real people, not pinups on a pedestal.