Is it okay for you, as a parent, to be naked around your kids. Quick answer: yes. Longer answer: depends. I was on HuffPo Live talking about naked baby issues, here it is:
Similac Formula is making waves with a new ad that tries to end the Mommy Wars. In a world of no parental judgement, parents would be free to formula feed – that’s what they want. Fine, we fed formula. But it’s the portrayal of dads in the video that is turning the conversation sideways. Why Sisterhood of Motherhood? Why not call us all “parents?”
This is how the Mommy Wars start: a new mother, trying to find simple answers, gets bogged down by the braggards and spews back. The humblebraggers fight back and .. well, cue the feedback loop.
I dont have a problem being naked around my kids. it’s not something I set out to do, but if it happens, it happens. We play Naked Baby, Naked Daddy, and it’s mostly me just being silly. A HuffPo essay this week, however, has me rethinking parental nudity and how it can be used to teach our kids about their own bodies and body hangups.
Would you leave your 7 yr old home alone? Even for just 30 minutes? When you have no childcare and your kids get sick, your decision tree looks a lot differently than you had anticipated in the past.
I dont want to bubble wrap my kids, but I still worry. I’m a parent, it’s natural. Today, I went full free range parenting, and let my son go far far away. CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ THE STORY.
Help me decide which way is up here. We went to a party where the kids went wild. My wife and I looked at each other wondering if we were the uptight parent or if the other kids were just out of control.
There is a rainbow crosswalk in Vancouver that arrived quite suddenly, and with it an instant tourist attraction. I stopped to show it to my son and his reaction to this monument of pride and tolerance gives hope that homophobia will soon be gone.