Welcome to the October 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Instilling a Healthy Self-Image
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared confessions, wisdom, and goals for helping children love who they are. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
When I was growing up, nudity was just a part of every day life. My parents slept naked and never showed shame or embarrassment when we went in to wake them in the mornings. So it stands to reason that when me and my husband had a child of our own, we would continue in this way. To be honest, we have never given it a lot of thought. We are not exactly a nudist household – its freezing most of the time and I like to be warm, so clothes are a must! However, since he was born, our son has joined us in the bathroom when we have a shower, watched us get dressed, and as he has gotten older, he has begun to take more of an interest in our bodies.