I was at our local redneck county fair yesterday when I happened to see this. I thought this was a brilliant way of keeping control of your small child in a large crowd. I saw people yelling at this woman for having her kid on a leash. She bigger kids with her and was busy trying to watch them all at once. By keeping the smallest tethered to her arm she could mind the other kids. People think this is cruel treatment but the child isnt hurt by this. I think its better to keep control of small childern rather than let them run loose like wild monkeys..... What do you think?... Debate time.
honestly, I thought it was a bad thing until I had an active kid. however, I didn't use that. I had a baby sling until she was too big and then used a back rack. A harness offers the child a chance to exercise without being unsafe.
She had 3 or 4 other kids and she was working her ass off trying to keep them gathered together. There were thousands of people there walking around and the leash kept the baby from scooting away in the crowd. This kid moved like a squirrel ( as do most small children ). I think parenting is becoming very lax these days. The leash is no substitute for keeping an eye on the kid but its a good step in knowing where he/she is at all times.
They did but that was before the government stepped in and called any type of discipline child abuse. You let your child run free its called child neglect, you restrain your child its called abuse. I remember when the teachers could slap the living shit out of you in class and your parents would be like " Good, you probably deserved it". How many times have you been out somewhere and seen or heard children running around in a business, Thinking to yourself Why dont these parents controll their kids. You then see a parent with their kid on a leash and your thoughts turn to "What the phluck, Buy a dog you witch"..... It boils down to keeping the little ones safe, Its a crazy world out there.
Al, don't you know? Parents don't do unto their kids as Sarge did to Beetle Bailey anymore. Many people don't want to parent, and I don't know if it's laziness or maybe they've given up. I am never 100% but I am committed to my kid. She's here because of me and yes I do owe it to her to teach her as best I can.
My father would speak only once. Ive logged enough air time flying across the room from stepping out of line, I qualify for frequent flyer miles. My mother was not some one to piss of either, just ask EN-titty ;-]
In the 50's and 60's, everybody kept their kid on a leash when going someplace where there would be alot of people. Kids didn't get lost, kid kapped or in trouble AND had both hands free to have fun...it was a good idea.
really?? '50s and leashes? i stand corrected. as a toddler (older than i can recollect) i somehow busted down the (faulty) fence gate and scrambled a good one hundred yards away in my subdivision, where i was found playing in sprinklers. no real reason to telling that but i like to share it.