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Friday, September 05, 2008

Ellen Friedrichs on letting her daughter go naked

Ellen Friedrichs, who is one of my favorite people in the world (I’m a horrible friend cause I don’t even remember the last time I saw her, must fix ASAP), has a piece up on Babble about letting her daughter Clementine go naked. Read it!



Of course, I know for some parents the issue is decorum. I overheard one mom telling her three-year-old that she needed to wear a bathing suit “because of modesty.” And I do respect that in many cultures, nudity is just not seen as acceptable at any age. This thing is: in mine, it is.



It’s not that I’m a radical when it comes to parenting. Clem’s been vaccinated, nursed for only six months and drinks from sippy cups that I am sure leach BPA. But I am all for allowing her to drop her drawers whenever she likes.


I have this idea that the more I let her be naked now, the more accepting of her body she will be later. I don’t know that any studies would back me up. At this point, it’s just a hunch. And it’s a hope, grown out of a decade spent working with teenage girls who hate their bodies, that somehow my kid will be an exception.


But I’m not about to get into this when I am told by a stranger to dress her.

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