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ascarlett

My 5 year old daughter drew nude pictures

The other day my five year old daughter was sleeping over at my mothers house. My mother has a new boyfriend and they tend to be overly affectionate in front of everybody. My daughter loves to draw pictures and drew one of her nana and boyfriend in graphic nude detail. (mostly the female, the male just had no clothes) She has never done this before at home and I'm not sure if I should be worried or not. Any advice would be apperciated.



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2xstepmom

Is your family open about nudity? Has you daughter possibly seen your mother and/or her b/f disrobed? You may want to limit the unsupervised time your daughter spends with your mother and her b/f and not allow your daughter to sleep over there until you find out where the idea for the picture came from. You would definately have some major questions to answer if your daughter drew a similar picture at day care or school.

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ascarlett

My daughter has seen me nude but no one else that I know of. We are not ashamed of our bodies but we do try to teach boundries. We have deceided to limit her alone time with her nana until we can figure this out. She will no longer be allowed in the room when I'm changing. She was very clear though that the picture was of nana not me. I am wondering if its just her naturally wondering about bodies. Its all just a little to over whelming.

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2xstepmom

It could be her naturally wondering, it could be totally innocent, it could be much more. Professionally speaking, it could be a red flag that she has seen inappropriate nudity or witnessed your mother and her b/f in a "personal moment". Either way, your decision to limit contact with your mother and her b/f is good.

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Linda Goudreau

I would have it out with them... if they are walking around in front of your daughter naked and your not happy... then say so to them, ask them, show them the picture... NO REALLY stop being such a drama queen, im sure its all fun really.