UK mom criticised for taking baths with pre-teen sons

UK mom criticised for taking baths with pre-teen sons

"If they're happy with it, we'll have a bath together maybe once a week. It's something we all enjoy," says this mom who is experiencing backlash from many on social media.

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Is it okay to ever bath with your kids? That's the question that many are asking themselves after reading this story.

Lauren Libbert, a mom from the UK, is facing a backlash after publicly admitting to bathing with her 10-and 11-year-old pre-teen sons.

In a TV interview with This Morning with Phillip & Holly, this mom has said that she has nothing to be ashamed of and said that they are all very comfortable with being naked and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. They usually bath together once a week.

Read: Is it okay to be naked in front of your kids?

"If they're happy with it, we'll have a bath together maybe once a week. This isn't a big issue in our house and this is something that we've been doing for years," she said in the interview. 

She also said that she didn't think it was a problem because when she was younger, she used to dip her feet while her mom was taking a bath. But surely that isn't the same thing and it's different when it's pre-teen boys?

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Many seem to be divided by the concept of being naked in front of kids. According to Global News, registered psychologist Jason Jones from Canada has said: "There’s no sexuality that comes from just looking at or seeing someone nude so if you make it as if it’s not a big deal and that fits for you and you’re comfortable with that, then that’s what you’re going to transmit to the children."

But a life coach on the show, Ben Edwards, was very distressed and concerned by what message the mom is sending to her pre-teen sons, saying that it could lead to sexual confusion in the minds of the kids. 

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My opinion is that choosing to be naked in front of your kids is a personal choice, but in this case, I do think that maybe the mom needs to pull in the reins a bit. By all means, I agree that she should be talking to her kids about the birds and the bees, and about being body positive, but maybe covering herself with her towel in front of her kids isn't such a bad idea? 

Also read: I am against gender-neutral parenting. Here's why

What’s your opinion? Is this natural or is there something wrong with this mom for choosing to bathe with her pre-teen boys?

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