I saw a kid on a leash walking himself once.
He ran away from his mom. I like to call that a WIN.
okay i gotta admit that's funny!!! haha
It made me giggle like a little school girl. But then the mom gave me a mean look.
i so would've laughed too! lol!
Practice what you preach: Those who have had kids or raised kids should be the only ones making these posts. And as I said in the other post, I've had to raise my sister as my own, and I've never had a need for a leash. Parenting plays a major role in how your child acts, and leashes shouldn't be necessary. Pay attention to your child. You'd be amazed at what it can do.
As well as give the child mobility without the worry of them running off, being taken, getting lost. I wouldn't necessarily call it "controlling" them; maybe a safety precaution. Like I said in the other post where she was bashing parents with kids on tethers...you have no idea until they are your own!
You need to discipline your child more if you need a LEASH to keep them near you. What's wrong with carrying them, or holding their hand when they can walk well? It doesn't teach them anything if you keep them on a leash, it just makes them want to go away even more, making the time when they come off the leash trickier.
Parents are just too lazy nowadays. I'm only a freshie but when I see kids running around causing trouble I shake my head. The parents need to be parents, and not just caretakers.
Everybody who says that needing a leash means that your a bad or lazy parent is absolutly completly WRONG! my parents had to put me on a leash once I started to walk, because when we would go out in public I would run out into traffic. They bought it so that it removed the factor of me being able to randomly take off and hurt myself. Granted some parents are getting lazy, such as putting kids on a leash and then not paying attention to them. But putting kids on a leash isn't mean, it's a safety precaution
maybe you should actually put some effort into being a parent and watching your kid.... i never needed a leash. nor did any of my generation. Parents are just lazy now a-days. Actually to be fair. Society in general is lazy these days
My little brother is autistic and my mom is a single parent who has two other little ones. She needs a leash for my brother so he doesn't run off. She doesn't use it to be cruel, she just wants him to be safe.
Obviously there are some cases where a leash would be appropriate. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 94% of parents who have their kid's on leashes are just lazy.
Children don't always want to be carried. A lot of children let go of their parent's hand to go run off somewhere. I honestly think it's a good idea if it's NECESSARY for the child's safety and the parent's sanity. I'd much rather keep my kid on a leash than know he or she is gonna run off once I turn my head. (Of course, only if they have that type of personality.)
Yeah, but a fully grown adult is stronger than a child. You HOLD their hand, not let them hold on to yours, get what I mean? But I like your point, it's better than "ITS NOT MEAN!!!!!111!!!111oneoneoneoneone Kids are just bad and the parents shouldnt have to keep tabs on them all the time!!!!!"
My mom is a single parent with young kids and only two hands.
See, and that's a difference. I mean age wise, I'd say around 5 they should already have an idea of "lets not go away from mommy or else I'll be in trouble. But I guess that's the way I was raised. 2 and 3, and under those circumstances, eh, maybe. You don't know the mom's life/stress level or if the kid is hyperactive or whatever. But I mean I've seen kids on leashes that are about 6 or so. The leashes need to be off around kindergarten.
My little brother is 7 and still wears his leash. He's autistic so he still hasn't really learned it yet and he LIKES wearing it.
Kids are also very small and wriggle, and unpredictable. My mom only had my on a leash cuz I would slip out of her grip and run into traffic regularly
I can't explain how much I love and agree with this post. FINALLY somebody gets it. :/
No one in my family needed a leash.
My parents paid attention to us in public. People are getting a bit lazy in their parenting. Keep them a foot or two in front of you and glance at them every minute or so.
You need to discipline them. Parents who let their kids run amok at home or let them do whatever they want are the ones who need the leashes.
A child could easily run off an get lost in between those "minute looks" especially in a crowded shopping mall
Then hold the kid's hand. It obviously varies depending on the situation, but normally, it only takes a glance.
But sometimes a child doesn't want to hold your hand and will squirm away whenever possible, and sometimes kids are very hyper (to put it mildly). Kids like to move around ALOT, and a a glace isn't enough.
Read 2 comments above your reply. I don't want to explain it again.
and sheesh, the people who disagree act like these leashes choke the kids. they r pretty comfy
I used to be on a leash when I was 2-3. :/
I would try to escape and pull my mom and she would shout "HEAL" it's funny when I think about it now, but back then I would get REALLY pissed off.
LMAO!! HEAL!!!! oh my god thats great
if you need a leash to control your child, you have discipline issues.
When you say "leash," I think of those cute backpacks that are connected to leashes, not a collar leash. But I still think it's okay in certain cases.
(J.): That's what OP is talking about. ...
(J.): yeah the cute backpacks!! Not like a dog or anything.
How would that make you have small boobs if you weren't even developing breast tissue that young? I agree, attention whore.
I'm not much of an attention whore at all. Not one bit... I just thought it was funny. I wasn't being serious at all of what I said. Oh well, there's no sense in arguing. We all end up with the same opinions in the end.
I don't think that's true. Plenty of women have smaller breasts without having worn a leash, and I don't think wearing a leash would have any impact. MAYBE it would if you were wearing the leash regularly while going through puberty, but most people are way too old for it by then.
This was a joke Chelsea Handler made on of her episodes... I thought it was pretty funny...
Oh I'm sorry, I have no idea who that is.
This is the video where that joke was mentioned. It's pretty funny if you wanna watch it and would like to know who she is.
Haha wow I didn't mean to get this huge argument started sorry !!
I really don't care as long as their kids grow up happy and healthy.
The only times I've seen people with kids on leashes is when they are in a big crowd and the kid could get lost, or when it's one of my neighbors who has a daycare and is walking around with about six kids from 1-6. The older ones just walk, the little ones go in a stroller, and the middle ones are on leashes attached to the stroller.
Once a child is too old for a stroller, they are old enough to understand the concept 'stay with mommy or there's going to be big trouble'. If they don't understand there's usually a problem with the mommy not the kid. Mothers should never threaten something they can't carry out so that if the kid misbehaves they can get the proper consequences in the most loving but still strict way and will not want to misbehave like that again. Also stop feeding toddlers sugar. If a kid needs a leash then rather put them on a leash and have them safe but there are very few circumstances that couldn't have been avoided with proper parenting.
i actually wish i was on a leash!! i mean that woulda been so cool. being a little spazzy kid running around on a leash hahaha i would actually love that :D