Kelly Wallace, CNN. Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. CNN Let me say at the start that there is no way around the topic of nakedness in front of your children without getting personal and slightly uncomfortable. I'm already feeling somewhat tense as I type this. Brutally Honest: Is it OK to be naked in front of your kids? More Videos Should your kids see you naked? Story highlights In "Brutally Honest" video series, Kelly Wallace tackles provocative parenting questions There is no one size fits all answer to whether it's OK to be naked in front of your kids, parents say Studies show conflicting findings on the impact of parental nudity on kids.
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But when is it okay for kids to see their parents naked — and how old is too old? At what point can hanging around in your birthday suit with the fam have some sort of an impact on your child? Probably not. When kids are older, all that parental nudity can bring confusion. Lisa Lewis, a board-certified pediatrician and author of Feed the Baby Hummus. No surprise there — the tweens we know are pretty uncomfortable about… most things. Sort of. You might want to end nudity sooner with opposite-sex kids; boys tend to feel uncomfortable around their naked moms sooner than girls, says Peykar. Plus, you might feel weird about it too. Communication, communication, and more communication.
New figures show 15 sex bullies a week are being expelled from school, with one a week from primary school, as more and more children fall victim to the sexting craze. Jade never let it out of sight and when it beeped with a message, she shielded it from her parents. And now, she was giggling at something. Deciding to check up on her, Jenna seized the phone. Her little girl had taken naked pictures of herself and sent them to her classmates asking them to do the same. Earlier this week, new figures showed 15 children a week are now kicked out of schools, including primary schools, for sex bullying and harassment. Jenna and her husband, David, gave Jade one of their old pay-as-you-go phones, a Nokia Lumia, for her eighth birthday. Jade had owned the phone for six months when Jenna found the naked photos of boys and girls from her class. Composing themselves, Jenna and David, spoke to Jade, determined to help her see how wrong it was, without scaring her.
I have a beautiful, awesome year-old daughter. This morning I dropped her off for band camp and she accidentally left her phone in the car. I answered a few of her incoming texts, explaining that my daughter was not in possession of the phone. Then a few texts caught my eye, and I snooped. It turns out my daughter is sexting with a couple of boys, sending naked pictures of herself over her phone. Should I pretend I never saw it but somehow subtly offer some advice about the dangers of sexting? These boys have sent pictures of their junk, too. What do I do? You need to sit her down, tell her what you saw, and discuss what to do next. Read this sexting horror story and then show it to your daughter.