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Parents and Children Going Barefoot

This is a place to poll parents and children about their relationship with shoes and going barefoot. People say that those who go barefoot more often are less likely to be obese and more likely to be active later in life. Is going barefoot a good choice? You decide. Please answer the questions as honestly as possible.
What is your role in life?
Parent
Child
Who should be barefoot?
Mother
Girls (your kids)
Girls (friends)
Girls (relatives)
Father
Boys (your kids)
Boys (friends)
Boys (relatives)
Visitors
Do you have any kids?
Boys (your kids)
Boys (relatives)
Girls (your kids)
Girls (relatives)
I do not plan on having any children
I plan to have children
People say that those who go barefoot more often are less likely to be obese and more likely to be active later in life. Is going barefoot a good choice and why?
Which of the following accessories or items does your child wear on a regular basis?
1) Anklet
2) Toe Ring
3) Multi-colored Socks
4) Mis-matched Socks
6) Toenail Polish
I do not have children
Other (Please state)
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is it to you that your child's feet maintain a nice appearance and why? If you have children, do they care for their feet?
Most kids are not barefoot that often because they care about the appearance of their feet.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Somewhat Agree
Somewhat Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Your two children (one boy and one girl), will not answer the door until they have socks on. How will you handle the situation?
Your children invited some friends over. What happens to their shoes and socks after they arrive?
Name three places where you might hide your child's shoes and socks? (Your place) (Any living space)
Why are they ideal places to hide your child's shoes and socks?
1) Hidden and hard to find
2) Behind clear glass (not easily accessible)
3) Locked away
4) I will only need access on a few occasions
5) High up and hard to reach
6) Entry is not allowed (you trust them)
7) They will be caught if accessed
8) Sounds off when accessed
9) If you want them, you have to ask! (needs assistance)
10) Even I forget about it!
Other (Please state)
Would you hide your child's shoes and socks in the same location? Please explain.
After you decided to hide your child's shoes and socks, how would you take them away? (What if they were awake, sleeping or outside?)
What steps would you take to make sure that your child goes barefoot? (Any creative ideas?)
Which of the following might you try?
1) Encourage them to break a previous record (number of days barefoot)
2) Footwear must be removed in your vehicle
3) Socks must be removed in your vehicle
4) Weekdays: Shoes and socks can only be worn for 4 hrs/day (excluding school)
5) Weekends: Shoes and socks can only be worn for 8 hrs/day
6) No shoes and socks until after breakfast
7) Uncomfortable shoes
8) Thicker or multiple layers of socks
9) Half of their day must be spent barefoot or in flip flops/sandals
10) Keep their toenails painted so they can show it to family and friends
11) Help maintain their feet so they will feel more comfortable
Uncomfortable shoes are more likely to encourage a child to go barefoot more often.
Probably
Yes, and have tried it
Unlikely
No, and I have tried it
Other (Please state)
Shoes you can easily slip on/out of are more likely to encourage a child to go barefoot more often.
Probably
Yes, and I have tried it
Unlikely
No, and I have tired it
Other (Please state)
A child spends half a day barefoot and the other half in flip flops/sandals.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Somewhat Agree
Somewhat Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
What is your preference when purchasing open-toed footwear?
1) No preference
2) Sandals (with supports)
3) Expensive flip flops or sandals (without supports)
4) Cheap flip flops or sandals (without supports)
5) Anything except
My friends go barefoot and I encourage them. If a field trip required my children to wear shoes, they be allowed to go. As for footwear, they would wear on the field trip
What changes have you noticed or would you expect to notice in your children's feet once they have started going barefoot more often?
1) Arches are higher
2) Feet are harder on the bottoms
3) Feet are dirtier
4) Toes are better spaced-out
5) Fewer blisters on toes or heels
6) More active/playful
7) Not afraid to go barefoot
8) Not afraid to paint their toenails
9) Not afraid to show their feet in public
10) Socks are left everywhere
Are you barefoot at the moment?
Yes
No
No, but I am removing my shoes and socks right now
This poll was created on 2014-09-21 20:27:41 by parentskidspolls