A few years ago, I was your typical office-worker: stressed out, uneven energy, overweight, and inconsistent complexion. Now I'm just your typical 28-year old urban hunter-gatherer on a quest to be healthy, and having a few adventures along the way. See my full bio.
With kids, however, it's easy. And that's the most formative time in the development of the foot. So we should let our kids go around barefoot whenever possible -- on the playground, at home, in the backyard.
"There was another family there who was asking me a ton of questions about how I got my child to be so agile. I told them I take her to the playground about 2x a day and let her go barefoot -- so she can grip better & have better balance.
She got completely soaked in the sprinkler, so I took her pants off -- the family promptly took off their 2 year old's shoes and his pants -- so their son could move freely too. This was the first and only time someone has copied my barefoot parenting tactics -- immediately!
Go figure! It is catching on. Barefoot has gone viral."