He Loves Being Naked
Young nudists may just like the feel of fresh air on their skin -- but taking off their clothes (and diapers) gives kids a sense of power. Danelle Eikens' 5-year-old daughter, Payton, is a long-standing member of the strip club. "She loves being naked," says Eikens, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio. "One of our neighbors even saw her standing on a chair in our front window in the buff." If your child is older than 2, make rules about when she can be naked at home, such as after bathtime and if she's in her room alone. Then explain why we cover up when other people are around ("We wear clothes when Aunt Jane comes over because it's more polite"). Encourage her to practice big-kid dressing skills like buttoning, snapping, and zipping. Keep in mind, though, that if you make too big a deal about this, your child might keep stripping just to get attention.