Children and Naturism – Part 1 of 2

Since the beginning, naturism has been a family movement. Because its adherents believed that all of humanity would benefit, it was natural that children should be included. In Germany, a naturist-focused series of schools was even created by Adolf Koch in the early 20th century. (Körperkulturschule Adolf Koch) More recently, a multitude of scholarly research papers in psychology and sociology suggest that children reared in an atmosphere containing family social nudity benefit from the practice. In this episode we discuss this academic aspect with Mark Storey.

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Photo: family having fun on the beach at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Family Nudist History

What if you grew up hearing that your great, great, grandfather was known as Rudy The Nudie? That is exactly the experience of Evan Nix who was intrigued enough to start doing some research. He tells us the story of Rudolph Johnson who was a prominent nudist and president of the American Sunbathing Association (ASA and today known as AANR) in 1950-51. You will hear how his research took him from mere curiosity to active naturist participation for his whole family.

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Photo: Rudolph Johnson and his great, great, grandson, Evan Nix

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Naturist Parenting on The New Family Podcast

A discussion with Brandie Weikle the editor and founder of The New Family website and podcast who wrote an article and produced a podcast about raising children in naturism.

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Photo: Andrea at Bare Oaks

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Episode XCIV

Summer Vacation in Québec

A follow-up discussion about teenagers and young adults in naturism as well as a family summer naturist vacation at La Pommerie in Québec.

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Episode XLIV

Movie Wrap-Up and Growing Up Without Shame

A discussion with some of the cast & crew of Act Naturally after the Toronto movie preview and an interview with Dennis Craig Smith, author of The Naked Child/Growing Up Without Shame and Naked Fear.

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