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Should my son be allowed to stay shirtless?

At the start of July, my ten year old son went to stay with some relatives in their summer home for about six weeks. Unknown to me however, they let their boy run around shirtless all summer long. Until this summer, my son had only gone shirtless at the pool or the beach. When my son got to our relatives, they apparently encouraged him to go shirtless as well, without consulting me mind you. He says he thought it was strange at first, but wanting to be a polite house guest he conformed to their wishes, and after a couple of days he says it felt normal. A week ago they bring him back to me half naked and tanner than I've ever seen him. He's grown very fond of this 'lifestyle' and insists that he'll only wear a shirt for school and the like. Even though I don't think it's appropriate, his father doesn't have a problem with it and says I'm being too uptight. So far I've been tolerating the situation, but I would like some advise.
Are you
Male
Female
Are you a
Child
Adult without children
Parent
When should my son be allowed to be shirtless?
Never
At the beach and pool, like a normal boy
Only at home
Outside
Whenever he wants
If you are a parent of any boys, when do you allow them to be shirtless?
Never
At the beach and pool, like normal boys
Only at home
Outside
Whenever possible
If you are an adult when did you, or boys you knew, go shirtless as children?
Never
At the beach and pool
Only at home
Outside
Whenever possible
If you are a boy now, when do your parents/guardians allow you to go shirtless?
Never
At the beach and pool
Only at home
Outside
Whenever possible
Is my son in any danger from not wearing shirts?
Yes, pedophiles are everywhere
Yes, he'll get skin cancer
Yes, people will think he's a freak
No, it's perfectly innocent.
Should I just make my son wear a shirt?
Yes, you're his mother.
No, he'll resent you. You need to respect his wishes.
Finally, any thoughts anyone has on this issue will be appreciated.
This poll was created on 2011-08-23 01:05:02 by Vmom