It's the kind of exposure most parents probably can't even picture.
On the latest episode of Cafe Mom's "Coffee Shop Confessions," we were introduced to a mom who admits to cooking and cleaning in front of her kids in the nude.
The mom, whose identity remains hidden, told viewers she loves being naked around the house and around her 5-year-old son.
"I like being naked, my husband doesn't mind...I don't think it's a crime to be naked in my own house," the mother said in a confessional video. "I don’t think that being naked in the house is in any way sexual and if it were legal, I’d have no shame walking around in public naked.”
The video brings up the interesting discussion about which parent is "allowed" to be naked. Even though the mom in the video asked her husband to join her, he felt awkward being naked around his kids. In Cafe Mom's panel discussion following the confession, another dad added that if his daughter saw him naked walking out of the shower, for example, it would be important for her to understand anatomy.
Commenters on YouTube had mixed opinions. "Once kids grasp a concept of clothed and naked you shouldn't be walking around the house naked. You have to teach your kids that they should be clothed at all times and only should be nude in private," said user rania3830. Others agree with the mom, saying she's doing the right thing exposing kids to the reality of being nude.
But is it ever okay to be naked around the kids? No, we're not talking about seeing your kids catching you changing, we're talking about packing their lunches butt-naked. Huffington Post blogger and lawyer Devon Corneal says for her, it was important to stop worrying about her son seeing her naked and wanted him to feel more comfortable in his own skin.
What do you think? Is it okay to be naked around your kids? Does one gender get a pass over another? Let us know in the comments below:
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