How old is too old to allow your children to bathe together? That was one father’s fear about his boy-girl twins, who are now in their tweens but still share the tub. Their worried father believes that taking showers together at this age is strange, but his wife differs. She believes that is totally natural and has told him not to sexualize their children. So, what should these parents do when they are on opposite sides of such a delicate issue? Read the story and share your views on this.
So let me just say, I love my son and daughter dearly. They’ve been a blessing on the lives of my wife and I, and I thank God for them every day. When we first had them, we bathed them at the same time just to save time and because it’s easier to keep an eye on them if they’re in the same place.
But they’re about to hit puberty (Just turned 11 last month) and I don’t think they should be doing it anymore. It’s not normal for pubescent children to bathe together, even twins.
When I was younger I never saw my siblings naked, and I think that’s the way it should be. It’s not just this, though. They’re very close. They hang out all the time at home, in each other’s rooms. They hug all the time and they hold hands in public.
I brought it up with my wife, and she disagreed. She says they’ve been doing it their whole life, they’re just kids, etc, what’s the problem with it? She says it’s wrong for me to sexualize them in the first place, since they’re just kids and they’re siblings. What do you think? Am I just being a prude?
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