Yes they did go through a period of wanting their privacy as their bodies changed but they were still comfortable enough to be around me when i was dressing or drying off. At 12 that can leave an impression of, is it bad to have boobs? Came a bit late to this, but better late than never. Nudity is incredibly over and unnecessarily sexualized in US culture. I have the no-clothes policy with my children not avoiding covering up if they are in the room while I'm changing, using the bathroom, etc.
He showed me how to shave I'm a girl, but he showed me anyway and we sang songs and stuff and it was the best thing ever. Helpful 2 Nice 2 Funny Encouraging 1 Hugs. Also, there were and are many cultures where people wear little or no clothing, at least part of the year, and no one gets embarrassed about it because that is the cultural norm. Once they start going to school, if they draw you naked you will get a call from the social worker and have to go in to a meeting. I love going through the testimonials and getting excited to see entire families bare it all with no shame. They appear in waves over 2 to 4 days, then develop into thin-walled blisters filled with fluid.
This leads to another question. It got more and more uncool as we got older, too, but I kept on not saying anything. With all the world in strife, one might think the moms of New York would cut each another some slack. I'm one of 3 daughters. Funnily, I am more modest; I guess I got that from my dad! And it's totally okay to not want the world to see your body. I felt I could do what every kid does at home without the need to wear clothes.
I get kids from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. I write about my crazy parenting adventures, discovering happiness in motherhood and navigating the ups and downs of military life. That just because you're not what our society deems as perfect doesn't mean you should be ashamed of your body. It really comes down to knowing your kid and paying attention to what they are and sometimes aren't saying. I admire my own mum so much for the job she did but one thing I feel sad about is how negatively she felt about her body and how vocal she was in passing that on.