Raised my daughter as a nudist from the time she was in diapers. When her Mom started getting naked at home as well, we all started spending most of our time at home nude together.
After a couple of years of home-nudism, and seeing with our daughter was totally comfortable being naked with us, we decided to go to a resort. There she met and played with other nudist children, and got to interact with a bunch of people.
She spent the vast majority of her preteens being a nudist. Apart from a couple of "loose-tongue" episodes, I am happy to say she enjoyed her childhood being a nudist.
How one starts a family and raises children should be a private matter. So long as it does not impact or affect anyone else, it should not be an issue. My parents are nudists, I was raised that way and my children have been raised the same way
it seems that in the USA if you have children you can not be a naturist... seems like the puritans really screwed you.
Do what you feel is right, then fight it in court if you really feel about it.
I was brought up a naturist, met my wife on a naturist beach, brought our kids up as naturists and they have met their partners in the naturist world.
I'm not sure what the laws are elsewhere. But in Tn, if you're nude in your home and someone sees you through the curtains you can be charged. I understand why alot of people take issue with it, there are alot of pedophiles out there. But, personally, kids should be able to enjoy the freedom that we do. As nudists, and parents, it just puts a greater burden on us to protect them from those that would try to hurt them.
Be careful. I happen to agree with all of that is best to start them at an early age, however the law is against you in the U.S. If you are nude around your kids, you can be charged with indecent exposure, even if it's in your own home. I'm finding this out personally as I'm writting this. There doesn't even have to be contact to be arrested and have your kids taken from you, so as I said be careful.
We raised our son now 15 and our dau now 17 as nudists since they got out of diapers. They found it more natural to me nude than clothed. WE had to teach them Modesty when it was time to go go school. They have always been happy and well adjusted
I was raised as nudist, and think that the best way is to introduced kids to the nudist life-style right away, then all comes naturally when kids are growing up with naked parents. It was very natural for me and I continue with the life-style....
I was also wondering about this issue, but I believe that it's OK, furthermore I'd say that it's healty. We have a 1 year old daughter and we will take her this summer for the first time at the beach. Now she's too young to make a difference, but within few years we will have an answer of our own.
We have a boy 5 and girl 2.5. Have been raised nude since birth, only natural. If someone else has a problem with it, it is their problem. We have never forced it on them, we choose to be nude, and the choice is also theirs. Who would not choose to be nude if it was made a comfortable situation to be in, especially children?
Both my sister and I were brought up to enjoy nudity and to feel happy and confident about it, although it was never forced of course.
My parents were not nudists themselves and I think they realised the down side of bringing children up in a too protective manner.
I get a thrill of being naked...I love it and apart from being a little bit self-aware in my early teens, I always have done. I feel confident being nude in front of friends, family and most strangers and I am sure that confidence has also flowed into other areas of ordinary life experiences.
When, or if I ever have children, I would want to bring them up in a similar way regarding nudity, but of course it should never be forced or even pushed too far...more supported really.