View Poll Results: Thoughts on Leashes?
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They're bad or cruel
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July 21st, 2013 11:56 PM #31
July 22nd, 2013 08:06 AM #33
I used to giggle at them when I was in my late teens/early twenties, but I don't think they're so bad now. Not a mom yet, but I could see myself using one, especially in an airport. Traveling is so stressful now (I'm in the US) that I would take any help I could get.Baby #2 due April 2016
July 22nd, 2013 08:39 AM #35
I don't want to offend the others and Iam not a mother to judge but these is absolutely cruel imo.I have seen my aunt use leash in my 2 yrs old cousin and I couldn't even look at them. She was crying all the way and in one moment she just stop walking so my aunt though it was appropriate to drugging her with the leash and she was literally on the floor while my aunt was keep moving!!The picture still hunted me on my mind!! I mean leashes are for dogs, right?Children must be free and not be trapped.I understand that some kids are disobeying and the parents worried about their safety but come on there isn't other way to control your kids?
This is my opinion and I am apology in advance if i'am been rude on someone.“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”
July 22nd, 2013 09:32 AM #37Senior Member
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Restraining a child is not "trapping" them if it is for their own safety. My child screams when I put her in her carseat. Should I just let her ride on top of the car because that's where she'd prefer to be? Of course not! As parents, we often have to decide between what is popular and what works for our children to keep them safe. That can be very different from one family to another. Your aunt, however, sounds like she could use some parenting classes. I'm sorry that you had to witness that!
ETA: You could also consider what strollers are used for. They restrain a child so that the parent can move faster. A harness, on the other hand, is not meant to be used to "walk" a child (as some people might a dog). It's only to keep them from darting away, the parent still should be slowing down to the child's pace and walking with them.
Last edited by tk.; July 22nd, 2013 at 09:37 AM.Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
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July 22nd, 2013 09:14 PM #39Senior Member
Mother to: Patrick Werner (3/10) , Mary Claire (06/12) and Margaret Rose (05/15)
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