Want to raise body positive kids? Let them see you naked
I grew up in a ‘naked house’. My parents weren’t naturists, far from it. But they were relaxed enough to appear in the corridor completely starkers on their way to the bathroom. Dressing gowns were optional. The sight of my mother’s boobs familiar. Nudity wasn’t a big deal.
I’d like to think that I am just as relaxed with nudity in my own home. My children often see me naked – whether it be the early morning dash to the loo, or (more frequently) because they’ve wandered into the bathroom while I shower. Nudity isn’t a big deal in our house either.
Like most parents, my aim is to bring up children who have healthy and positive attitudes to their bodies. I believe that by showing them I’m comfortable with my body I can role model the attitude I’d like them to emulate.
A recent report from British Naturism backs this belief. In ‘Children deserve better’ researchers argue that “wholesome body attitudes” lead to fewer body image disorders and more sensible attitudes to life.
“This should be done ideally by bringing up children in a naturist environment where body honesty is key,” the report says.
*read more – Source: * Essentialkids.com
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