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The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

Raising A Nudist Family


This discussion is for Nudist Parents who are planning a Nudist Family, are raising their children in a Nudist Family or have already raised their children as Nudists. Needless to say, as Nudist Parents all topics regarding children and parenting are important, so feel free to field any questions or topics directly related to raising a Nudist Family in an increasing hostile, textile world.
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I think to begin this forum discussion, we should start with the basics on how to practice Nudity in your Family. The guidelines below are from a Wiki-How Article on how to Practice Nudity in the Family.
Despite the good intentions of many parents, prohibiting household nakedness can have negative consequences for children. In our media saturated urbanized world, children like this are primed with an appetite for nudity related subject matter (of which most is unhealthy.) It takes a bit of work for the affected parent, but you can get over this and help your children to avoid some of these pitfalls of modern living. Fortunately as a parent you have the unique opportunity to provide a healthy environment for nakedness right in the refuge of your own home.


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Steps

Encourage family nudity without being abnormal. Young children have not yet acquired a sophisticated understanding of modesty, and really don't care who sees them naked. This is the time when the parent can mold their conscience without making them self-conscious of nakedness. This, in turn, will help children associate nakedness to routine activity instead of exclusively naughty activity, helping illicit forms of nakedness to lose their appeal later in life.
Allow your children - from birth - to see you in ordinary nude situations (e.g.- dressing, bathing or showering, using the toilet) or any activity where nudity is a natural part. By being comfortable with your own body you will naturally convey the message to your children that nudity really is okay and not something to fear. There are naturally times in life when clothes must be worn for protection, for comfort, and to adhere to societal norms. However, by talking with your children about being comfortable with nudity at home, your children will grow up understanding that being nude & being seen nude at home isn't something "uncool, horrible, and utterly embarrassing."
Start allowing/encouraging family nudity during potty training & continue through the school age years and beyond. You'd be surprised how quickly potty training takes root when your toddler/preschooler is allowed to go bare at home, but...be prepared for occasional "accidents" as well, and handle these situations calmly without anger or revulsion.
As they begin to recognize differences between themselves and you or your spouse, explain to them the reason for these differences. Suggested explanations are: "Mommy's breasts are for giving milk to babies like when you were small"? or "Mommy and daddy have hair down here because our bodies are warmer, and it helps keep our bodies cooler (by retaining sweat)."


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A focal point for nudity that enables the whole family to participate together is very helpful. An indoor swimming pool is ideal, but not practical for most families. Saunas are also excellent for this, but are not as common in the U.S. as Europe. Other water related ideas could be an outdoor pool below or above ground. A cheaper yet more practical idea that works year round would be a hot tub. Children see this as a heated kiddie swimming pool they can use water toys in too.
A great side benefit to wholesome understandings of the naked body in the home is that when the time comes to explain human reproduction, there will be less tension from the children. They will not have the distraction of embarrassment when discussing (what for others can be) 'shameful' body parts. This in turn, will keep the communication lines open during adolescence.
There are many great books on pregnancy and adolescence that separate the romantic (i.e. sexual) aspect from the physiological changes of puberty. These books provide a very neutral clinical look at breast and pubic hair growth during the teen years, and include very candid photos of actual births. Influences like these help separate nudity from sex in the child's mind, and provide a framework where family nudity can flourish to the benefit of all.
Realize that not all shame is bad shame. Good shame is ingrained to help us avoid compromising situations. But other shame is the result of social conditioning during childhood, and unnecessarily predisposes us to clothes compulsiveness.
Respect others' standards. One good approach is to point out that other people are not accustomed to nudity, and it's kind to respect their wishes. This may mean keeping the curtains drawn, or willingly closing the bathroom door when guests are present, for example -- a practice that encourages courtesy, but not shame.
Young adolescents naturally develop increased modesty around the time of puberty. Don't force someone to be nude. Wearing pants for a while may help the transition. Being around other teens who role model comfort with their bodies will be reassuring.
For families where the children are older it may be difficult to change attitudes. In some cases big decisions may need to be made in order to break free from habits. Such changes may include ridding the home of magazines (men's magazines, fashion, or sports related material), television, or other media that subtly foster a "nudity is sex"? mindset. Peers are also part of the equation. It may be necessary to move to another region to get a fresh start. Teenagers especially are very keen on whether the parents walk the talk, so if a parent still models these attitudes so will the teens.
The goal is to provide children the opportunity to see nakedness in a way that is almost non-existant in our society: to make it a neutral, non-sensuous part of everyday life in its proper context. This goes a long way toward innoculating them from the enticements so easily found outside the walls of your home and in the marketplace.


Warnings

Be careful about with whom you share your family practices. Not all people will easily come to the conclusions you intended. Nudity and sex are still considered to be related in our society; this stems partly from puritanical attitudes, but also from decades of hedonistic influence by the swingers movement, from influences such as Hedomism II in Jamaica, the SunnyDaze Resort in Colorado, and events like Nudes-a-Poppin in Indiana.
Although this should be obvious to any well-meaning parent, care is advised during moments of intimacy and marital relations. Since the genitalia are a major source of pleasure during these times, be careful to instead emphasize the primary functions (birth canal, urination) of genitals to younger children. Anything beyond that may overpower their emotional stage of development and work against the wholesome environment you are trying to maintain. Marital intimacy is best left behind closed doors.
Avoid exposing children to nude photography from fine art, or internet sources as some of this has a subtly skewed pornographic message that untrained eyes will not immediately recognize. The best example is you, your spouse, and older siblings or relatives who bring a very real element to human nakedness.
Exercise proper hygiene. When exercising family nudity, always encourage/require the use of a towel for sitting. As any parent can tell you, young children don't always exercise the very best cleaning methods after using the potty. Don't be embarrassed about teaching good, healthy personal toileting hygiene to your children. They look to you to teach them properly and correctly.

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A book I highly recommend to any Nudist Parent or for those who are planning on raising their children as Nudists. Based on a long-term study...this book will ease any reservations you might have had about raising your child as a Nudist. The title: Growing Up Without Shame by Dennis Craig Smith.
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The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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For those of us who have toddlers and elementary age children and already raising a Nudist Family ... here are some pages from the Nudist Coloring Book.  Feel free to print these out for your kids to color.

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IS NUDISM GOOD FOR CHILDREN? (ARTICLE BY FELICITY JONES)

Benjamin Spock, Ann Landers, and Abigail van Buren, all popular authorities on child-rearing and other matters, have often warned of the dangers of exposing children to nudity. Though their theories on the matter are well-known, are they truly valid? Is there solid research to prove it? Studies of how nudity affects children are actually sparse, though they have slightly increased in number in recent years. The findings and their interpretations are often influenced by researchers own preconceptions, including findings that may better explain the effects of parents attitudes toward nudity on children rather than the actual effect of children being exposed to nudity. However since the late 1970s, more objective and controlled research has taken place in an effort to identify the truth of how exposure to nudity affects child development. All of this research indicates not only a lack of negative effects, but a whole list of benefits to children.

One of the first truly objective studies was developed by Dr. Marilyn Story, a researcher who sought to examine the role of family social nudity classification on body self-concept development in preschool-aged children. Dr. Story interviewed 264 children aged three to five years as well as their parents. The children were classified in one of three categories: social, at-home nudist, and non-nudist. Each child was interviewed individually as they were asked about their body parts, namely whether they like each of the 16 body parts discussed.  Within this study, a correlation was identified between gender and which body parts were most desirable. The study also found that non-nudist children most often identified their genitals as their least-liked body parts. Adversely, children from nudist homes identified their genitals as their most-liked body parts and identified no parts of their body that they liked the least. Within this study, nudism was found to be a more important variable than gender, race, and geographical area in terms of having a positive self-concept, body acceptance, and self-image.



Another important study was conducted by Ron and Juliette Goldman in 1981 to examine childrens perception of clothing and nakedness in regard to modesty in four different locations: North America, England, Australia, and Sweden. Within this study, children aged five to fifteen were studied, and research centered on childrens perceptions of the need for clothing in different circumstances as well as the reason given for the need for clothing. Though the study was intended to determine which societies were most insistent on wearing clothes for the purpose of modesty, this study determined that childrens perceptions of nakedness was strongly tinged with guilt. As they aged they conformed more to their parents modesty training, thereby causing childrens guilt about nakedness to increase with age. Such guilt was found in children who did not understand, accept, or enjoy their body and its sex organs as natural and normal.

Robin Lewis and Louis Janda conducted a study in 1998 to examine the relationship between adult sexual adjustment and childhood exposure to nudity, sleeping in the parental bed, and parental attitudes toward sexuality. These components had mixed results in previous studies, which necessitated further research. Lewis and Janda used an extensive questionnaire to survey 210 undergraduate university students about their childhood experiences with nudity. The results of the study were clear: there is a positive relationship between childhood exposure to nudity and adult sexual comfort. Further, the study found that children from birth to age five who were exposed to nudity felt less discomfort with affection and physical contact as they grew older. Children ages 6-11 who were exposed to nudity had greater self-esteem and knowledge about sex.

Margaret Mead is an anthropologist who has completed many studies on the effects of nudity on children and is one of the most well-known researchers on this topic. Dr. Mead studied cultures throughout the world and noted many negative effects that clothing had in the western cultures clothing-dependent society. These effects include a separation of self from the body, a lack of point of comparison for all body parts due to clothing covering them, a preoccupation with sex that is emphasized through clothing, and a lack of education about the human body related to lack of exposure to it. She further identified that the nudity or partial nudity common to more primitive cultures was not an indication of a lack of modesty, and the way nudity is handled within a culture is more important than the presence of nudity in determining whether it will have negative effects. One area that she emphasizes is that a child must see nudity amongst adults so that they know what their body will become; this is essential to the developing person.

One common theme throughout the research was the effect of the familys and societys attitude about nudity on children. The presence of a positive or negative attitude towards nudity was far more important than any other factor in nearly every situation when it came to how a child would react to nudity around them. These studies show that not only is nudity not harmful to children (sorry Dr. Spock), but that they can benefit in various ways from exposure to nudity in a body-positive, accepting environment. Children can gain increased knowledge and understanding of the human body in all of its forms along with greater comfort with sexuality and physical contact as they grow older. They also learn to accept their own bodies and have greater self-esteem. Thus it is really up to us as parents, as educators, as individuals, as a society, to adopt a more open and accepting view of nudity for children to benefit. 

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Things Parents Forget to Tell Their Children



  • Bodies are hairy. No matter the gender, your face will have hair and that is more than okay.



  • Your butthole is going to have some hair too. And maybe your nipples. And your tummy. And where ever else.



  • Stretch marks. Those are a thing. Everyone gets em. If you dont, you probably dont have skin.



  • Vaginas smell. Every vagina has a scent. Dont worry about it! (Unless something seems wrong, then go get it checked out! No need to feel embarrassed or ashamed.)



  • Vaginas come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, flavors. All are beautiful.



  • Penises come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, flavors. All are beautiful.



  • You dont need to shave anything if you dont want to. Its tooootally not mandatory. 



  • Sometimes people get butt acne. 



  • You can have a vagina and want short hair and think dresses are just the worst.



  • You can wear whatever you want and style your hair however you want.



  • You can even think whatever the hell you want.



  • You are what you are and its just the worst thing if you try and hide that.
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    As many people come to discover, sex and nudity are not the same thing. Many families are foregoing social taboos, and practice healthy and relaxed nudity in the privacy of their homesfeeling it promotes a wholesome understanding of the human body as it is, not as it is sexualized in the media. This article is not designed to coerce you into baring it all, but rather to help you learn how to comfortably practice nudity in your family, and decide if it's right for you.

    Steps





  • Explore family nudity without feeling it's abnormal. Young children have not yet acquired a sophisticated understanding of modesty, and really don't care who sees them naked.





    This is the time when the parent can teach children not to be self-conscious of their bodies or of their nakedness. This, in turn, will help children associate nakedness to routine activity instead of exclusively sexual activity. As a result, the more prurient forms of nakedness lose their "forbidden fruit" appeal.


    Keep nudity natural. Allow your children from birth to see you in ordinary nude situations, as you feel comfortable. Dressing and bathing are everyday activities where nudity is either part of the process (dressing) or required (bathing).




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    • Toilet activities, while natural, are not something everybody is comfortable with sharing. Be true to your own personal restrictions don't ever feel like you have to do something you're not comfortable doing.







    • On the flip side, nude cooking is not recommended for anybody, regardless of comfort level! There are places where hot oil simply doesn't belong.







    • By being comfortable with your own body you will naturally convey the message to your children that nudity really is okay and not something to fear or be grossed out about. There are naturally times in life when clothes must be worn for protection, for comfort, and to adhere to societal norms. However, by talking with your children about being comfortable with nudity at home, your children will grow up understanding that being nude and being seen nude at home isn't something "uncool, horrible, and utterly embarrassing."







    • Start early. Encourage family nudity right from birth. You'd be surprised how quickly potty training takes root when your toddler is allowed to go bare at home.











    • Be prepared for occasional "accidents," and handle these situations calmly without anger.








    • Celebrate the differences. As children begin to recognize differences between themselves, you, and your partner, explain to them the reason for these differences.





       








    • Suggested explanations are: "Mommy's breasts are for giving milk to babies like when you were small."








    • Another subject that may crop up is pubic hair: "Mommy and Daddy have hair down here because our bodies are warmer, and it helps keep our bodies cooler."








    • If the subject of sexual organs comes up (and it will), simply be honest and straightforward. "Mommy has a vagina, and daddy has a penis." Avoid using either silly or vulgar terms they will be the words your children use when the subject comes up at school. And it will come up.








    • Avoid sexual expressiveness. Like bathroom time, sexuality is perfectly natural and normal. However, sexual displays are not for children of any age. It will likely confuse them at best, and traumatize them at worst.



       


      Tips





    • Young adolescents naturally develop increased modesty around the time of puberty. Don't force someone to be nude. Wearing pants for a while may help the transition. Being around other teens who role model comfort with their bodies will be reassuring.







    • Do encourage family members to appreciate nudity in fine artespecially considering that classical art is not bound by the hyper-sexualized and improbably body images so prevalent in today's ad-soaked culture.







    • Respect others' standards. It is good to point out that other people are not accustomed to nudity, and it's kind to respect their wishes. This may mean keeping the curtains drawn, or willingly closing the bathroom door when guests are present, for examplea practice that encourages courtesy, but not shame.







    • A focal point for nudity that enables the whole family to participate together without artifice is very helpful. An indoor swimming pool or outdoor pool with a privacy fence is great, if not practical for most families. Saunas are also excellent for this, but are not as common in the U.S. as Europe. A practical alternative that works year round is a hot tub. Children see this as a heated kiddie swimming pool, and they can play with water toys, too.







    • For families where the children are older it may be difficult or unwise to try and change attitudes. In some cases big decisions may need to be made in order to break free from habits. Such changes may include ridding the home of magazines, television, or other media that subtly (or not so subtly) links nudity to sex.







    • There are many great books on pregnancy and adolescence that separate the sexual aspect from the physiological changes of puberty. These books provide a very neutral clinical look at breast and pubic hair growth during the teen years, and include very candid photos of actual births. Influences like these help separate nudity from sex in the child's mind, and provide a framework where family nudity can flourish to the benefit of all.







    • A great side benefit to wholesome understandings of the naked body in the home is that when the time comes to explain human reproduction, there will be less tension from the childrenand less to be uncomfortable about for you. Children will not have the distraction of embarrassment when discussing (what for others can be) "shameful" body parts. This in turn, will keep the communication lines open during adolescence.







    • The goal is to provide children the opportunity to see nakedness in a way that is almost non-existent in our society: to make it a neutral, non-sensuous part of everyday life in its proper context. This goes a long way toward inoculating them from the enticements so easily found outside the walls of your home and in the marketplace.







    • Realize that not all shame is bad shame. Good shame is ingrained to help us avoid compromising situations. But other shame is the result of social conditioning during childhood, and unnecessarily predisposes us to clothes compulsiveness.





    Warnings

    Be careful about with whom you share your family practices. Not all people will easily come to the conclusions you intended. Nudity and sex are still tightly linked in our society.


    Avoid exposing children to pornography. The best example is you, your spouse, and older siblings or relatives who bring a very real element to human nakedness.



    Exercise proper hygiene. When exercising family nudity, always encourage or require the use of a towel for sitting. As any parent can tell you, young children don't always exercise the very best cleaning methods after using the potty. Don't be embarrassed about teaching good, healthy personal toileting hygiene to your children. They look to you to teach them properly and correctly.



    Although this should be obvious to any well-meaning parent, care is advised during moments of intimacy and marital relations. Since the genitalia are a major source of pleasure during these times, be careful to instead emphasize the primary functions (birth canal, urination) of genitals to younger children. Anything beyond that may overpower their emotional stage of development and work against the wholesome environment you are trying to maintain. Marital intimacy is best left behind closed doors.


     
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    It's just too bad some people (like Andrea in this video) will never get over their feeling of body shame.  As Nudist Parents, we can change the world and how it ultimately perceives Nudity.  It all starts with each one of us and the legacy we leave our children after we are gone.

    A definite 'MUST SEE VIDEO' for every Nudist Parent out there.  Check it out then feel free to add your two cents worth in this discussion.  The URL address is listed below:

    nickmom.com/tv/take-me-to-your-mother/videos/andrea-visits-a-nudist-resort


     
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    racusophy:

This is beautiful, this is about being a family, a lovely one, about being human, real human, this is about life, the joy of life. Whoever thinks otherwise perhaps need to check his or her inner self, his or her values, whoever thinks this is not adequate or plain wrong but accept war, crime and violence as an unavoidable fact of life is sick and a very sad person. These people need to know and understand that there is so much more in life than their prejudices, their body/sex/belief issues, and that there are so much more countries and idiocracies than the one he or she lives in.
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barearea: Aww. This is sweet.

stevitee: Nudity; so pure and uncut. This is beautiful



    This is beautiful, this is about being a family, a lovely one, about being human, real human, this is about life, the joy of life. Whoever thinks otherwise perhaps need to check his or her inner self, his or her values, whoever thinks this is not adequate or plain wrong but accept war, crime and violence as an unavoidable fact of life is sick and a very sad person. These people need to know and understand that there is so much more in life than their prejudices, their body/sex/belief issues, and that there are so much more countries and idiocracies than the one he or she lives in.

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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    Naturism ; It runs in the family.  These ladies are living life naked like a mother, daughter and granddaughter means it, and we should too.  It's not as bad nor shameful as some people think.  Naturally speaking...It's A Family Affair!

     
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    Why I Let My Kids See Me Naked | xoJane

    I want my kids to understand that all bodies are beautiful in their own way. Yes, skinny is beautiful, but so are curves. A flat stomach is beautiful, but so is a stomach that jiggles. Smooth skin is beautiful, but so is skin that tells a story.

     I have learned to make peace with my body. And I want my kids never to feel like they have to make peace with theirs.

    Why I Let My Kids See Me Naked | xoJane http://www.xojane.com/family/why-i-let-my-kids-see-me-naked
I want my kids to understand that all bodies are beautiful in their own way. Yes, skinny is beautiful, but so are curves. A flat stomach is beautiful, but so is a stomach that jiggles. Smooth skin is beautiful, but so is skin that tells a story.
 I have learned to make peace with my body. And I want my kids never to feel like they have to make peace with theirs.
 Photo: Nudes Project XV (by Johannes mit Fotoapparat)
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    Nothing is more beautiful than sharing the world with your children as we were all created.  A successful Nudist family begins when the parents raise their children naked from birth.  Practice Nudity as close to 24/7 as possible.  And take every opportunity to share that experience with them into adulthood.  The results are children with no body hangups, high self-esteem and an appreciation of the truly important things of life.

    please submit your articles or photos on nudism/naturism.

My blog is about Nudism and Naturism. About how they are not inherently dirty or sexual, about how they are healthy and good for people of all ages.

I encourage you to try non-sexual Nudism and Naturism. The International Naturist Federation defined naturism as a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment

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    The family of the future ... today.  Sharing a Nature Walk ... Naturally of course.

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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    Raising a Nudist Family is not a new concept ... if fact, Nudist families have been around for decades.

    My blog is about Nudism and Naturism. About how they are not inherently dirty or sexual, about how they are healthy and good for people.
 The International Naturist Federation defined naturism as “a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment.” I am in my early 50’s and am straight heterosexual Male. I can be reached via my tumbler blog. I just might not respond for a few days.
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

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    Naturism for the family can be an all out domestic affair, or something practiced only in recreational form. But it is most common that once a family embraces natural living, it will encompass the entire domestic scene and the true benefits of Naturism in the home can be seen. Some who have approached nudism from a purely recreation angle find their children overcome by peer influence at puberty, sending them back to a negative self-image. Naturism in the home secures that peer pressure from a culture deluged in negative attitudes about the body will have less impact on the child, and likewise on the family.

    Theres that running around thing again! Naturist families are not comprised of kooks who get some weird thrill out of being naked in front of others, or who seek to corrupt the minds of their children with sexual immorality, as many would assume or assert. Such assumptions arise from the disturbed notion that anything related to being naked must be something sexual, exhibitionistic, erotic or questionable.

    The fact of the matter is, it is unhealthy  to avoid exposing children to what really is, leaving them ignorant or partially informed with fairy tales, the say-so of equally ignorant peers and their own conjectures. It is equally negligent to assume that talks, picture books and lessons in school are adequate educators about the natural state of the human being, its functions and purposes. Even the most forthright parent who takes the step to show and tell has walked away convinced their child knows, when studies prove they do not retain the knowledge very long at all and eventually turn to peers for more information and enlightenment.Naturist families represent a growing class of super-educators who, through something as primal and simple as popping a few buttons and loosening a few straps, enhance a childs life and awareness of his or her own humanity light years beyond the society around them.

    Through Naturism in the home, children arrive at naturally non-judgmental attitudes about the bodies of others and themselves. If the Naturist environment is consistent, they are less inclined to participate in dirty-joke telling, or verbally abusing others who are different from themselves. They experience far less influence from peers who would otherwise guide them into misunderstanding and assumption about extremely important issues; undergo very little or by-pass altogether the typical (and assumed to be normal) adolescent anxiety associated with puberty; grow up free from absurd and useless shame and embarrassment about their own bodies and what is natural. Ultimately, Naturist children encounter a home atmosphere of trust and openness which carries with it an inherently natural cohesion more suited to their strong needs for physical warmth and affection.

    Reposted from this link which includes discussion:
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    Everybody, lets get naked! | This Magazine http://this.org/magazine/2014/01/27/everybody-lets-get-naked/

"Luke and Alicia feel theyre removing the stigma surrounding certain body partsfor instance, while a penis has a sexual role, it has other purposes too. They also hope their children are learning theres nothing alien or awkward about the human body. Luke believes its difficult for people today to know what a normal figure looks like because we rarely see one, a fact compounded by todays ubiquitous ideal bodyone that often involves Photoshop, make-up, and the right camera angle. Body hair and bellies, however absent in pop culture, are normal, which is why hes sure to bare his. My kids, Luke says, need to know what normal bodies look like."

    "Luke and Alicia feel theyre removing the stigma surrounding certain body partsfor instance, while a penis has a sexual role, it has other purposes too. They also hope their children are learning theres nothing alien or awkward about the human body. Luke believes its difficult for people today to know what a normal figure looks like because we rarely see one, a fact compounded by todays ubiquitous ideal bodyone that often involves Photoshop, make-up, and the right camera angle. Body hair and bellies, however absent in pop culture, are normal, which is why hes sure to bare his. My kids, Luke says, need to know what normal bodies look like."
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

    RE: Raising A Nudist Family

    5 reasons why you should go on naturist vacation with children

    Written by Peter Terp

    Family naturist

    How many times have you been travelling with children as a naturist?
    Maybe you havent been travelling with children as a naturist. The reason could be that you thought, it could be that







    • - this is too much out of the norm.



    • - it would bad for the children.



    • - people who are naturists are so beautiful how will they look at me / us.


    it could actually also be that there was no reason you just havent thought about it.

    Here are 5 reasons why travelling with children as a naturist is great idea.

    Save money and time

    When you travel as a naturist you dont need as much clothing. Travelling as a family and a naturist will save you for a lot of packing/unpacking and might even save you a fair deal of money. Many low cost carriers doesnt include luggage in their prices (except for hand luggage), they will charge you extra for a baggage.

    Example RyanAir has a fee on 25EUR for a 20kg bag each way that is. If you are a family on 3 persons and normally needs to bring 3 bags then you probably could save, at least one bag while travelling as a naturist. 50EUR saved that is actually not bad at all :)

    Easier for the small ones and less comparison

    Families with small children will find it easier travelling as a naturist they dont need to help the kid to get dressed when they want to get outside. The children will also find it more satisfying because they dont need to ask for help everytime they need to get outside.

    The older children will find it easier on their body image. They will not compare on who is got the right clothes and who hasnt. In the buff we are all equal with our flaws and assets. The older children will find that when they mingle with other children the focus will not be on how you dress, but on who you are. I think that is a really good thing to learn as a child.

    Children learn about their body

    We live in a society where everything is hidden and everything is shown at the same time.

    Let me explain: When many people hides their body on the beach, dont take shows at school and in other ways hide their body. BUT at the same the body is also shown a lot in the medias what is shown is a perfect body which has been photoshopped and manipulated. This mix gives a very confusing image of the human body no wonder why children and young people has a bad body image.

    When children is on a naturist beach, naturist resort or other places where nudity is ok. Then they will discover that their body might be normal and that all people have different and imperfect bodies. This will help the children accepting their body as it is.

    Diversity leads to acceptance

    I have kind of mentioned it before in this article but diversity really leads to acceptance. This doesnt just count for the children but also for the parents meet other people who like you have choosen to do something different than the norm, namely visiting a naturist location. Meeting other people who is doing things differently than the norm, makes you feel that you might not be so much on the wrong track as you thought.

    Meeting other people and seeing their different bodies, also makes you accept, that your body is equally different. And ytes you might think your hips is a bit to large and you have gained some weight after the birth of your wonderful child(ren) so have many other mothers. That is actually ok.

    Get back to you

    Living together and accepting your own body, your families bodies and all the bodies at the naturist resort, will make you feel that you get much more back to yourself. Your family will feel that you/they are natural together and that it actually is ok to be natural together, because other people is natural together as well. You will soon discover that naturists tends to look much more in the eyes and there by be more at the moment listening to what you say instead of studying your boobs or other parts of the human body. It is really satisfying that one can find a inner peace in just being you.
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    The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame. -- Genesis 2:25

    RE: Raising A Nudist Family

    Nudist Children Parents of children who like to take their clothes off. I have some advice: Let them.* *Unless the situation demands otherwise, for example, they are in a public place, there are friends nearby who might not understand, they are putting themselves in bodily harm, etc. Use your parents intuition to help a child learn when it is and isnt okay to be nude. The benefits of living a nude life are countless. Nudist children usually grow up understanding their body and not fearing it. They see their friends messing themselves up trying to follow the fashion trends of the day and wrecking themselves to meet impossible standards because of low body-image. Nudist children usually dont suffer from poor body-image because they know how great and amazing the body is. Their body is not a mystery to them. This allows them a greater ability to fully realize what their body can do and how it works. After winning that battle, whats there to be afraid?  Living nude allows the skin to fully function as an environmental receptor. Instead of only taking in touch sense through the hands and face, the whole body takes it in. Meaning that more neural pathways are developed and opened, increasing the mind for a wider, more sophisticated, processing of what is going on around them. This is especially important during the formative years because it will help train the brain to be more flexible. A flexible brain helps ward off mental disorders later in life.  Nudism is fun! Not only is experiencing everything great for the brain, it feels good too since it causes the brain to release endorphins or the feel good hormone. This is the same feeling athletes get after a good workout. (Which only adds more positive feelings towards their body-image!) But the best part is, nudism is not just for kids. Parents should do it to since the same benefit applies to them as well. Its never too early or late to start living as we were born to live.  
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