Hi Naomi, My 2 1/2 year old daughter is naked most of the time at home. Recently an acquaintance came over for dinner. The next day she emailed to say that my daughter should wear clothes when company comes over, so as not to "incite the pedophile in all of us". I have no plans on making my daughter wear clothes when she doesn't want to (she does happily wear clothes when we leave the house), but I am interested in what you have to say on this topic.



Dear Parent,

If you wish for your child to feel free to stay naked in the house, you need not restrict her, but you may have to select your guests more carefully and restrict who you invite.

On the other hand, if your daughter has no problem putting clothes on when you go out, she will suffer no ill effect from learning to put clothes on when guests come for dinner. If guests come for a few days, select them carefully for this and many other reasons.

Warmly,  Naomi Aldort,  www.AuthenticParent.com