Shoe debate costly
IN RELATION to the Great Shoe Debate in the Gazette last week.
Is it the fact that parents are worried about their kids’ safety or is it because they are worried about what other people think?
If there is a parent who can’t get their kids to wear shoes, maybe they need to adjust their parenting ways.
When they go on school excursions, they have to wear shoes and if it was a safety issue at school, the school would make it policy.
When I went to Port Douglas primary 15 years ago, I never had any health issues and I learnt to dress respectfully from my parents and high school.
I don’t like wearing wet shoes and you can get athlete’s foot and toenail fungi from wearing wet shoes.
How is that not a health risk? And I’m sure there are other things besides just their feet touching the ground.
My kids like to wear sandals or thongs, which in my opinion is better for this climate, but if the school was to make it policy, they would have to wear fullyenclosed shoes and after a wet, hot, humid day.
They stink and the glue doesn’t last long, so therefore they go through more pairs of shoes and for a single parent of four, after school fees and uniforms, the bill is big enough without the further cost of replacing shoes.
I bet the parents who want our kids to