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How hard is it to put shoes on your kid?

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Do you let your kids walk around barefoot in public?


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7 months ago
My kid has started wearing odd shoes... Im allowing it... At least she has shoes on her feet... #pickyourbattles

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7 months ago
Thats cute. Ps I love your hashing pick your battles. That is my motto. Life is too short to cry over a little spilt milk 😊

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2 years ago
Public beach? Pool? No.
Dinner out? Shopping centre? Yes.
But really, this is Australia - isn't it a bit of a tradition to run around barefoot as a kid and cop the bindiis?

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2 years ago
Or broken glass

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2 years ago
Unless we're at the beach or pool, I wouldn't let my kids walk down the street with no shoes. spit, cat, dog & bird excrement, glass, cigarettes, gum, needles....... No thanks

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2 years ago
Yes the footpaths around shopping centres are disgusting 🤢

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2 years ago
Yes because it’s better for their feet, were all barefoot 95% of the time. Before the kids start school, first thing they do when they finish (literally sometimes before they strap in from pick and go) is take off their shoes.

I expecially cringe when I see poor little 1 year olds in shoes that are completely fucking up their little bodies and arches.

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2 years ago
Yes, there is a lot of research about being barefoot and how it is beneficial.

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2 years ago
I agree to a point but not when you're crossing the road or something geez

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2 years ago
My children always wear shoes. It’s bad manners not to wear shoes in public.

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2 years ago
But why? How is a pair of thongs that much better than bare feet?

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2 years ago
My children and I have bad manners. We rarely wear shoes.

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2 years ago
yes. Some days my child can't wear shoes due to being ASD.

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2 years ago
Or sensory issues

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2 years ago
Totally depends on the location and the age of the child. Sometimes we will stop off at Woolworths on the way home from daycare and my kids won't be wearing shoes because they don't wear them at daycare and I don't have any in the car at the time. I'm not going to go home just to grab shoes just to pop in woolies to get milk and bread.

The majority of the time though my kids are wearing shoes if we are out because the ground gets too hot for them to be barefoot.

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2 years ago
Some days it almost brings me to tears

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2 years ago
My youngest hates shoes, I’m lucky if I can get her to wear thongs! So she will be the child running around in socks... and you know what: I don’t care what people think, she is happy.

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2 years ago
Many people have sensory aversions to wearing shoes. I just assume it is the parents making the best decision for their child based upon the knowledge they have and I'm not privy to.

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2 years ago
No never can't stand to see kids without shoes especially in winter and now a days you can get a pair of kids shoes for under 5 dollars it makes me madder if the parents have smokes hanging out of their mouths

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2 years ago
Sometimes it is really hard when they are resisting or removing their shoes as soon as they are on etc. Sometimes you just gotta pick your battles If you think this is the worse thing a parent can ever do then you have it pretty damn good