I am a moderate naturist, so is my wife – we have a child who is 7 years old. I enjoy nakedness both at home and on clothing optional/naturist places. Both I and my wife has a liberal view upon nakedness, and we both often walk around naked at home. I walk around naked much more than my wife, but both of us think that being naked is a natural thing.
We have been on naturist vacations with our child, and often go to nude beaches with our child (when the weather is for it), none of us consider it an issue that we are naked in front of our child. We don’t think it’s a big thing if our child sees other people naked, of course, we always look if there are any pervs, – but haven’t seen any.
That said, there are many people who consider it a bad thing, to be naked in front of their children. I don’t think it’s a bad thing, we make it what it is! If the parents send signals for their child, that it’s a bad thing to be naked, the child will of course also consider it bad, after all the children learn from the parents. I think parents need to learn their children a healthy look upon nakedness. Some parent (I know at least one) never appears naked in front of their children, which ends up in children who is very curious about the naked body when they get a look at one. Curious about how the body look like, and maybe a bit amputated about how the anatomy of their own body.
In my opinion, children should have a healthy view upon nakedness. They should be allowed to be naked, and they should be allowed to see naked people. Nudity is no resemblance to sexuality – it’s two different things. Nudity and sexuality can occur at the same time, but it’s the medias and the attitude which makes nudity equal to sexuality.
I think nudity can change children’s body image, and make them more self-confident about their body. This will help them when they grow up, and make them more secure in how they are as human, and on how they look upon life. I might be wrong about this, but I believe that I am doing the right thing.