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As a parent of young boys, is it acceptable for them to go shirtless and barefoot in public?


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8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 6:40:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
At the beach, in the pool
8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 7:06:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why the hell not? I hardly ever wore shirts or shoes when I was a little boy. No harm done.
8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 7:13:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why not? What's wrong with going shirtless, and I'm totally baffled as to why a boy can't be in his bare feet.

I think wimen should be as free to go topless as men are if they so choose.

8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 11:46:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
I should explain the origin of this question.

Listening to talk back radio, this conversation was brought up by a deluded lady who said parents who allow their young children walk around topless etc. encourage pedophile and run the risk of putting the child in harms way. The same way some people say 'she was asking for it' after they've raped someone. There was a time where little kids (including me) would run around the beach in their birthday suit. Those days are long gone, parents are much, much more aware than 10 or so years ago.

8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 1:34:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe at the swimming pool. Seems a bit too casual for a restaurant or shopping center.
8 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 1:40:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
y not?
8 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 4/17/06 - 10:56:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/24/2006 11:46:06 AM surrysounds wrote:
I should explain the origin of this question. Listening to talk back radio, this conversation was brought up by a deluded lady who said parents who allow their young children walk around topless etc. encourage pedophile and run the risk of putting the child in harms way. The same way some people say 'she was asking for it' after they've raped someone. There was a time where little kids (including me) would run around the beach in their birthday suit. Those days are long gone, parents are much, much more aware than 10 or so years ago.

That lady was probably talking more precisely about young girls going topless. Yes, I think it is acceptable
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 5/17/06 - 2:54:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't mind shirtless, but I hate dirty feet!
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 5/17/06 - 3:23:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah sure why not?
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 5:25:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I had really laid back parents who would just let us run around naked on the beach, but no where else.
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 5:26:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I wish they would let me run around like that NOW!
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 2:33:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with TxFireman. I'm a girl so I can't be running around with no shirt on. I don't wear shoes in the house/garden/work though. I don't think guys should have to cover up though, especially if it's sunny outside.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 2:39:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
At the pool or some other appropriate place, sure. I'd be reluctant to let my son go *barefoot*, though. He could step on something.

On 5/26/2006 2:33:09 PM wauwa1983x wrote:
I'm a girl so I can't be running around with no shirt on.

My neighbors do it.
Their little girl is only about four, though, so she really looks like a little boy.

8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/26/06 - 3:16:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
In public? No, absolutely not. It's rude and somewhat uncivilized. Plus, most places require you to wear a shirt and shoes and I think it's horrible that places actually have to put up a sign for that...it should be implied.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/20/06 - 6:33:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought about that this weekend.. there was a fountain in the middle of the city and all those children running around naked - makes you wonder.

I guess it's ok.. but.. mm it's still something i wouldn't let my kids do, i think.

8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/20/06 - 6:51:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
It really depends on where they are. If you're at the beach or the park or something it's okay for a little boy to be running around topless and barefoot (though, like mellow, I'd be a little wary of letting my kids run around with no shoes on, since they could step on something). But if you're at a restaurant or in a store, then it's not okay. Not because of pedophiles or anything, though, it's just not the appropriate place to be running around half naked.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/20/06 - 7:16:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Under a certian age, girls should be able to do this, too.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/20/06 - 7:19:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeh, sure why not?
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/20/06 - 7:33:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
not really.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 7/18/06 - 8:16:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
As long as it's in an appropriate place like the beach or in the backyard, sure.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 12:19:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
My boys like going barefoot.

Occasionally they will want to run around naked as well, but that's usually only in our backyard...

8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 12:31:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
In the summer when its warm, sure thing. I wouldn't allow it if it was very cold out though.
8 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 8/8/06 - 4:49:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. But i wouldnt let him walk down the street barefoot its dangerous
7 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/19/07 - 4:12:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see the big deal in it.
7 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/19/07 - 4:14:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
At the beach, yes. Maybe at the pool too. And that's it.

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