Nude at a young age is always best. Kids don't like to wear clothes and being nude is very natural to them when they are very young. The kids just like to run around indoors & outdoors w/o clothing.
Many times the Grand kids just strip off the bathing suits and run in the sprinkler, while nude.
And, that's a good thing for them to be aware of "Nude is Good".
think you gettin confused superMKB....
no-ones talkin about sex...its about nudism..
the earlier the better i think, kids have no hang-ups about nudity until its instilled in them,
i was forever being told to put some clothes on as a kid, and it kinda makes you think that nudity is somehow wrong,
just let them do what they want, if they wander around naked, just treat it as normal...if they want to wear clothes, then thats fine too...
just don't insist either way, if the parents are nudists then they will grow up seein that as normal, or at least not wrong..
and they can make their own decission..
Talking about sex is best left at 7 or 8. My mother talked about sex when I was 7 I believe. And I have no regrets knowing about sex. Being forced in a position is a different. There are many rules about engaging sexual activies with children.
well personally i started at 14 just in private i loved being naked.... my parents found out and where accepting and allowed me to do it in private... my kids i raised them nude and there fine... i think as long as you answer any questions honestly and are able to talk to them about there changes as they go through puberty then its fine to raise them nude as kids.
The younger the better is a correct reply. However you need to be gently encouraging of them over the years. Don't be afraid to talk to them about the changes people, male and female, go through when puberty hits.
Let them know it's normal for a male to have unexpected, and often uncontrolled, erections. Also explain the menstrual cycle to them and this, too, is normal. They shouldn't be ashamed when dealing with either.
The more positive, open conversations you have with them over the years, the easier it will be when they reach that age, both for what they are going through as well as what other family members/friends are going through.
I would also encourage a strong emphasis on non-sexual nudity, explaining what your expectations are for them.
I agree with trucker. Best time is when they are in there infants or potty trained. When they are bought up in a loving and caring cloths free environment, it becomes natural to them. Although, one must never force a child into something that they don't feel comfortable with.
My gf of 5+ years and I are nudists. During our five years together, she has become the caregiver of her two youngest Great Grand Daughters, one is 7 and the other now 2 1/2. The older one is now living with her other Grandparents in another state, and the youngest is living with my gf. Last weekend we began trying to introduce her to nudism in the small pool we have in my backyard. When I first entered the pool and my snug bathing suit, she was a little shy about the bulge in my suit. She said, "take the ball out of your bathing suit." We both had a good laugh at that and explained it to her. Saying it was my penis, not a ball. I am the only signifegent male in this childs life.
First with my gf taking her top off and finally getting the GGD to take off her little top. After a bit I took off my bathing suit, and just sat there, when the child saw my penis she was scared and moved to the other side of the pool where my gf was and asking what was that, and to put on my bathing suit. I think over time we can get her to accept the natural life that we enjoy.
If your talking about your own kids and family
then the younger the better because if they grow up
seeing you nude and being nude their whole life then it wont be any big deal it will just be a normal part of your family life,
but as they get older and haven't been around nudity
and you try to get them into it you will probably run
into some resistance from them,
as I dont know how old they are it is best to get them started as soon as possible.