Parenting

Is It Okay To Be Naked Around Your Kids?


Mothers are often unsure if it’s okay to be naked around their kids, but if there’s anything you shouldn’t be embarrassed of doing in front of your kids, it’s going nude.

Even if you’re killing for modesty around your kid they won’t allow it, you want to take your bath without an audience? Sorry mommy that option is off the table, your toddler would rather you be pouring water on their head while you’re taking your bath than sitting down inside the bedroom and waiting for their sweet mommy.

My son loved being in the bath with me, if I so much as leave him inside the bedroom to go take my bath, screams of “mama” will rent the air and I’d have no choice than to bring him into the bathroom.

When he gets inside with me what would he do? Look me up and down then settle down to begin playing by himself. While the water splashes on his fully clothed self.


 I guess he has become used to his mother’s naked body, even at age 4 he’s used to seeing me naked. I mean a little kid can’t even think being naked is bad can he?

Whether mommy is clothed or naked, mommy is mommy. Although, I’m not deluded enough not to realise that things will soon change, very soon, my little boy and girls will be very embarrassed to see their mummy or daddy naked.

My oldest son (11) who used to watch me walk around naked is different now, if he walks in to see me naked he’ll scream “Mom, get some clothes on” cover his face and run outside blindly. I particularly found his reaction funny the first time, this is the boy who used to play around his naked mom.

I made sure he didn’t catch me naked again and although I know there are families who walk around naked in their homes, I wouldn’t do it if it will make my children uncomfortable.

Different families with different norms and value, so if your family are comfortable with going around naked so be it. In fact, I believe by being comfortable  enough to walk around naked, you are sending a positive message to your child(ren).

The most important thing is that parents should watch out for signs that their children are no longer okay with them walking around naked. If your child starts covering his face, wincing, screaming, turning away or running when they see you naked, it’s a sign that you need to start covering up your body around them.

But until such time when your child will find your body too “hideous” to behold, enjoy roaming around naked in your home. If your children see you naked at any age, it can’t do them any harm, maybe it will do your ego harm, though, if they are older.

Mamalette! When did you stop going naked around your kids? Share please. Post your comments below!

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What To Do If Your Only Child Is Lonely


Unknown to most parents with one child, your only child might be lonely. Growing up as an only child, although I was never really lonely, I often get asked if I’m lonely. And my answer was always “No” but when I’m playing with my mates and they’re like “Don’t touch my sister” “Don’t beat my sister” I’ll then tell my mom, “Mommy! Give me a sister too” to which my mom would answer “soon” then she got me a dog.

To help your only child, do these;

1. Help them interact with their peer

If your children don’t relate with anyone else but you and other adults, they might have difficulty relating to their peers. Visit your friend and take them along, so they’d play with children of your friends. Encourage your child to play with your neighbour’s children too.

 

2. Don’t be overprotective

Moms with just one child are usually overprotective, fighting for your child when her mates beat her, rescuing her and telling everyone not to touch her will make her unable to fight her own battles. Step back and let your child live and learn to solve his own problem on his own.


3. Get a pet

You should get your child a pet, it won’t only keep your child company, but also teach them to be responsible, kind and loyal. If your family doesn’t have the time or the effort, don’t get a pet and suffer it.

4. Have reasonable goals for your child

Do not set unreasonable and unrealistic expectations for your child just because he’s your one and only child. Your hopes and ambition for your child should be in line with what he wants and his ambition, although you can assure him to try his best at everything.

5. Let your child make decisions

Making all the decisions for your child will not help them, as they get older, they’ll begin to depend on your input to make a decision and they won’t be able to think for themselves. help your child become an independent thinker right from when he’s a toddler. Give them chances to make little choices like what story they’d like you to read to them, what clothes they’d like to where and where they’d like to go on an outing.

How do you ensure your only child is not lonely? Please share!

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