“She’s rarely clothed at home, and I don’t discourage it,” she captioned an Instagram Story of her daughter naked by the family’s pool. “If my parenting makes you uncomfortable, please ask yourself, ‘Why?’”
It was a cute snap of Aspen playing “20 minutes before bedtime,” and she looked adorable covered up by a flamingo emoji.
Meghan explained the picture was taken a few hours after Aspen got her hair cut. “This baby girl got bangs today!” she added to her Instagram Story. “We went to the mall. We went to Sweet n Sassy. She loved every second of her $5.95 bang cut and so did I. So there. Now she has very short bangs in order to save money ($5.95) so they can grow out.”
Parenting expert Lyss Stern, CEO of divamoms.com and best-selling author of Motherhood is a B#tch says, well, who cares?
“Why do trolls have nothing better to do than sit behind a computer and bash other moms? Meghan King Edmonds should not have to defend herself and the way her child appears,” she tells Personal Space. “Is she in harm? No. is she hurting anyone? No. Leave the child and mom alone and worry about your own parenting style.”
According to The New York Times, there are two schools of thought when it comes to letting kids run around in their birthday suit at home.
“For many parents, allowing a child to run around naked at home is perfectly natural, an expression of physical freedom that represents the essence of childhood, especially in the summer. But for others, unclad bodies are an affront to civility, a source of discomfort and a potentially dangerous attraction for pedophiles. These clashing sensibilities can create conflict, even when the nudity in question takes place at home,” says the report.
The NYT explains that around the age of 3 or 4, “children begin to differentiate between what’s private and what’s public … and they usually begin to feel modesty soon after. But parents’ attitudes play the largest role in determining whether children are comfortable being naked at home.”
Ultimately, psychologists seem to agree that “parents are wise to teach their children that different situations call for different behaviors, and that taking guests’ feelings into account is a thoughtful thing to do.”
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