I agree. I remember growing up and was always tense and uptight about everything because my parents never really talked about stuff. It wasn't until I was in my mid teens that I dropped my shoulders and was able to relax. I didnt want my sons to feel that way and with a few forums online and reading various ways from other fathers on their approach, it has been much more relaxed and stress free. I seldom talk to my kids together about stuff. I find each one has their own feelings their dealing with so some good 1 on 1 time with them individually works great.View Thread
Its great to have that flexibility around there. We're not quite the nudists like most are but if it happens, so be it. Like you, to and from the showers or bath, maybe to the kitchen and back and of course swimming out back. An walking in on him was probably the easiest way to start the conversation. It happened that way with my oldest and once we started talking, it was more relaxed. He was 11 at the time and now its not even an issue.View Thread
Yeah I have had my share of hits and wished I had worm one but lesson learned. What kind of issues have you had?
Its good that his teammates are wearing them also. Makes it easier for him to be comfortable. So you wear yours around the house? Does he see you wearing it often? Do you see him wearing his ever or is he shy about it?View Thread
Wear what ever is comfortable for you. Like I mentioned, we've always worn briefs and have gave them the option to buy what they want when I take them shopping and they are content with continuing to buy briefs.What ever makes them happy, Seeing that your younger, what do your friends wear or do you notice?View Thread
Sounds like your in a good position with your son. I didn't have that growing up and I made sure my sons we're comfortable with their bodies and open discussions. Not having to tip toe around those subjects or hiding erections or pretending you don't masturbate is ridiculous. It's good for both you and your son to be honest with each other. How old was your son when you began the conversations about sexual issues and nudity?View Thread
I just gave them a few examples of what could happen if they didn't wear them and how it could effect them in the future. I've always worn them for the gym as well as when I'm in the field training or on deployment so it was more by example rather than convincing them. Sons can be greatly influenced by their fathers on their choices and actions. Several years later and various sports they play, its not even an issue anymore.View Thread
Good for you Ty....Im sure you have noticed alot less stress and the ability to relax around others as they are. So many people worry about what others would think instead of doing what you feel is right for you. Now you can see how more normal it is.View Thread