Right off the bat, I want to make it clear I’m not talking about my son in this article. I know some moms might be very pro-nakedness when it comes to teaching their boys that female bodies are more than sex objects but I’m not one of them. I intend to teach him all kinds of respect for the womanly figure but none of those ways will involve him having a mental image of his naked mother.
Although I haven’t gone out of my way to be naked around my 6-year-old daughter (and we haven’t had any direct discussion about my nude body), I certainly haven’t hid my body from her either. If I’m in the shower and she needs her hair washed, I’ll pull her in with me. If I’m drying my hair, naked as I do, I don’t mind if she’s standing next to me brushing her teeth. Why? I don’t want her views on what a body is “supposed” to look like to be shaped by the one-sided view the media presents.
Interesting mother OK with her daughter seeing her clothes free but not her son for fear of mental image. read more At Yahoo Parenting