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Posted by: Art | 2008/09/12

Mother/Son showering/bathing

Hi, I have a query, that I find abnormal but may be normal. My girl friend showers in front of her 13 year old while he is bathing and thinks it is a normal practice. The son seems to think there is nothing wrong with it either. I don' t think its healthy, am I worried about nothing or should I be concerned?
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There's something to be said, within a family, for not making a very big deal about anatomy and nudity, though its also important ( as the child will have through life to interact with other people with different attitudes, to foster a sensible sense of privacy and modesty, too. There are no necessary ill-effects, but much depends on other elements of the relationships, and some mothers are unwholesomely seductive towards their sons --- and at early adolescence this could be bothersome and confusing for the lad

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Posted by: JABU | 2008/09/12

I AGREE WITH THE DOC, ONE DAY HE COULD MAKE SOMEONE FEEL EXPOSED BECAUSE HE IS OKAY WITH NUDITY..IT IS A PRIVATE THING AND DEF AFTER THE AGE OF 6 0R 8..THE BOY HAS REACHED PUBITY AND HIS HORMONES ARE ON THE LOOSE..HE COULD CONFUSE FAMILY WITH STRANGERS..NUDITY IN FAMILIES IS NOT RIGHT,IT MAY BRING ON INSEST.

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Posted by: Mom | 2008/09/12

I grew up in a house of open doors and my brother and I are perfectly happy and healthy and normal. Natives all over the world do it daily, why would it be shunned in " modern"  society?

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Posted by: case | 2008/09/12

Personaly I feel you should be concerned. It is not healthy that a 13 year old boy baths while his mother is showering.

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