When is it OK to Be Naked Around Our Kids?

This is one of the most common questions I get in the office and on this site! Parents are often used to being undressed around babies, and toddlers. Then one day a child says or does something (like refuse to get undressed in front of a sibling) and parents start to wonder… What is OK here? Doctor G has a common sense answer.

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4 thoughts on “When is it OK to Be Naked Around Our Kids?”

  1. This site has been so helpful! Blended families can be a challenge! My grand-daughter is the oldest of 3 children in a blended family. She is 13, stepbrother is 9 and stepsister is 6. It certainly seemed that the Cinderella story was at work here! I have been passing along your tips. A wonderful counselor has been found and the parents seems to be putting forth a better effort. Please, include some “blended-family” specific tips if you can.

    Thank you so much!
    Grateful Meema

  2. Very helpful information, thank you for sharing. I have always made it a priority that my kids know that other people aren’t allowed to touch or see their private parts. When my older kids have had issues down below, they are often embarrassed to show me. I just tell them that I am still their mom and I need to know what is going on so that I can take them to the doctor if there is an issue. I want my kids to be comfortable with who they are.

    1. That is a great way to approach the issue Christy – you are keeping the lines of communication open, showing your kids your respect but also teaching them to take care of their problems.

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