In the photo, Kardashian West is seen from behind in front of a mirror, wearing only black workout leggings and an undone bra. Much of the controversy had to do with how people interpreted the photo to be highly sexualized; some Instagram commenters even accused Kardashian of setting a poor example in allowing her daughter to snap the nearly nude photo. How a mother or father chooses to teach their children about how to be comfortable in their own bodies—including about sexuality and consent —is up to them, and no parent should feel the need to justify themselves to anyone else. Meet the Expert. Gayle Peterson, PhD, is a family therapist who specializes in family development and prenatal counseling.
Forget 'lewd behaviour' – is being naked around your own kids good for them?
Is It Okay for Your Kids to See You Naked? | Parents
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.
On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All
Seeing a parent naked can help children learn what real bodies look like and better understand consent and boundaries. T his week you may have heard about the Utah lewdness law , which a judge refused to overturn in a judgment against a woman who removed her top in her own home while applying drywall, and was seen by her stepchildren doing it. What little research there is on the topic suggests fears around the harms of parental nudity are exaggerated. One UCLA study that followed families over a period of 18 years found no negative effects among adolescents who observed their parents naked regularly when they were between the ages three to six.
Many parents struggle with whether or not family nudity is acceptable. Don't worry, experts say it is, but there are still important things parents need to consider. Plenty of parents can relate to the struggle with the nuances of family nudity, particularly when it comes to children seeing Mom or Dad in the buff.