Would You Go Topless In Front of Your Kids? Heidi Klum Does...

August 18, 2011 by Mom Jeanine
shefinds | Kids

Yup, that’s supermodel and mom Heidi Klum enjoying some fun in the sun with her daughter Leni. Topless.

My initial reaction to seeing Heidi Klum topless? “Holy nipples! Put a shirt on!” But I thought about it for a minute and quickly realized my daughter has seen me topless. Heck, she’s seen me full-on buck naked.

Of course, there are some differences. For one, I only prance around topless or in the nude in my own home. I wouldn’t say that I’m ashamed of my body, but I don’t think I’d ever have the gusto to bare it all–or even my breasts–in public. Then there’s the fact that I live alone with my daughter. There are no men in our house and she’ll eventually have what I have so no biggie if you ask me. Heidi’s take? “[My kids] see their parents naked all the time. We are not ashamed.”

Good for her and Seal for having no shame, but I still think they should put some clothes on. Call me prude or old-fashioned if you want, but how can you teach a child about private parts if you don’t keep them private? Now before you scream hypocrite, keep in mind that I only walk around naked in front my daughter in the privacy of our home where just the two of us live. In my opinion, all bets are off when you step outside the confines of your home.

And I’m all for promoting healthy body image, but I don’t think wearing clothes in my house or a swimsuit at the beach makes me ashamed of my body. I just don’t need every Tom, Dick and Harry seeing my goods.

What about you? Do you walk around naked in front of your kids? Would you take your children to a nude beach? Do you think wearing clothes or a bathing suit implies you’re ashamed of your body? Weigh in in the comments.

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