modesty??

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Registered: 05-27-2003
modesty??
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Tue, 09-02-2003 - 2:04pm
at what age do girls start to become modest? i have noticed that my 6 y/o DD is just starting to become this way. not bad, just wanting to close the shower curtain, or the bathroom door when she goes to the rest room. i know this is normal, but lately i have just been so worried about her growing up. (with no real reason to worry!) i feel like i'm having "seperation anxiety" over my child growing older. please reassure me that this is normal. i feel like i want to shelter her all of her life, and i know that's not possible. even little things like her friends being mean to her at school bother me. thanks for listening.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: doodle1mom
Wed, 09-03-2003 - 10:17am
That's about when Kristen started. Around age 6. Until then anyone could see her naked and she could care less. Now she is pretty open in front of me, doesn't have a problem with nakedness, but if anyone is around, even grandparents then she is quite modest.

It is hard to see them grow up. You just want to protect them. But it is also fun seeing their minds develop as they get to schoolage. They learn so much and absorb so much and you can't believe it. So no great advice for making it easier, but sounds like your DD is totally "normal". :-)

Tam

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In reply to: doodle1mom
Wed, 09-03-2003 - 10:38pm
I think my oldest dd was also about 6 when she started this. I also felt so sad that my little girl was growing up. I'm sure it is probably normal for you to feel the way you do. My oldest is now 10 and I'm just panicking now over the thought of what lies ahead.


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Registered: 04-05-2003
In reply to: doodle1mom
Mon, 09-15-2003 - 3:12pm
My seven year old couldn't care less if she were naked in front of people. :-)

But I don't think its unusual for a six year old. It probably depends on a lot of things--including seeing that adults are modest.

-Gary