Children on a leash
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God, I hate when parents do this. If you want a pet, then get a dog!!! If you want a kid, be more engaged, you self-centered jerk!
People doing this are SICK!
Really, a crazy world we live in.
These kids will grow up to be the kids with social dysfunctions and end up shooting up a classroom.
In a couple of pictures they have their dog on a leash and their kid on a leash. The google ads at the bottom of this post really made me laugh, they are all about dog leashes and dog training.
this is absolutely fucked up
Well, you’d rather them allow their children to run free, being underfoot of friends and strangers alike?
I was definitely a kid on a leash. only when I was 3ish because I liked to wander off and my mom almost lost me once. I’m not messed up because of it, but I also won’t be putting one on my kids.
My parents did this to me when i was a kid. It was mostly used for when we went some place too busy like DisneyLand. I was just the type of kid to run off the second you looked away just so i could go explore alone. I really dont think it messed me up at all. I am as socially comfortable as everyone else.
obviously you have no clue about the disorders that children have. I have never put my kids on a leash, but they don’t have Autism, they don’t have Adhd, they aren’t mentally challenged with aggression tendencies. There are countless reasons to have a leash on a child…
unfortunately there are parents that can’t deal with their little brats that give this a bad reputation.. so if you are commenting from that aspect and you know there is nothing wrong with these children I agree with all the comments. If not enlighten yourself and go volunteer at a center that cares for the special needs children, experience it, gain some sympathy and stop judging too quickly.
I think this is the single greatest thing i have ever had the joy of looking at in my life. No matter how you raise a child there will always be “Social Dysfunctions” people are just to ignorant to look at whats in font of there faces.
Were you raised at the end of a leash? These pics creep me out! Also most of the people with their leashed babies aren’t even paying any attention to them. I’m glad I raised my daughter in my arms.
I totally disagree with everyone here, except anon above me. I was leashed as a very young child. It is common and socially acceptable in the UK. I have not gone shooting up classrooms. I have no special needs. I have plenty of mates.
I think a leash is a good idea. Consider my point for a minute, before you simply scoff.
Imagine you are a mother, with a young child. You can stunt their growth and fitness by pushing them/carrying them in a pushchair or your arms, or you can let them walk around. Now, consider the potential safety implications of this… the child might walk into the road… most of these children look under about 4, as I was when I was on a leash. I have no memory of it.
a child on a leash is not selfish, sick or self centred. It is quite the opposite. It is enabling your child to get the best, fittest start in life, with a degree of freedom, with bounds and a safety net. Young children are difficult to control, no matter how good a parent you are. The leash enables the parent to take the child out more, further developing social skills and, as I have already said, developing fitness.
Just think before you type a comment… It is safe to say that most of the above posters are the ones who will not make good parents. children need bounds and discipline.
For the record, I am 19 English and have no children.
Hold your childs hand.
you hold their hand moron!!
as dad ,my 3yr son try to climb over 2ft wall .Other side 30ft drop YES i had a leash.yes photos lie reality does not THINK BEFORE COMMENTS Bill
This is completely fucked up
HAHAHAH.. exactly where those little anklebiters belong.. on a freaking leash.. bravo parents!!
Parents who do this are fucking lazy and irresponsible. If you can’t hold your own kid’s hand, or at least watch them, you don’t deserve a child.
Unacceptable. If you think you “need” to walk your child on a leash, you need to relocate to a place where you are comfortable going outdoor with your child without a leash.
It’s not that i think it will harm the lil’ tikes in some way, but my God what have we become that would have us walking our kids around on a leash?
How many children are run over by cars? How many kids fall over a cliff? Maybe it’s paranoia run wild?
Or maybe my upbringing as a “free-ranging” kid has close my mind to more sophisticated child-rearing.
I hope my opinion hasn’t offended anyone. But, I do think this deserves some discussion….
Now close your eyes and really imagine yourself inside the tortured soul of the parent who was actually doing their very best at parenting…when all of a sudden, and we all know it happens, your child bolts loose from you and runs into oncoming traffic…this is a mere one case scenerio. On another note, can someone tell me that every parent who has had their child abducted has been a “bad” parent? Don’t think so…..
A leash can in fact be a tool of love if you consider the circumstances that in fact do happen in life, in the blink of an eye I might add, when a child finds their way out of your grasp or your sight. Using a leash does not mean that you can’t hold your child’s hand. It does also not mean that you can’t interact with your child every bit as closely as you can without a leash. Love your child as the treasured gift you have been given, and leash or no leash, there should be no judgement calls.
Putting these children on a leash is horrible. They dont learn anything that way. A shocker collar with a remote control is way more effective.
Lol. All of you critics of using a simple tool to keep track of children in public are either not parents or have had children that aren’t likely to wander off on you. What’s funny is that everyone throws a fit about a leash but they don’t bat an eye when they see kids being subjected to actual harm, like eating at McDonalds or being forced through crappy public education systems.
I’m sure there are people out there who have their kids on leashes who are also bad parents. I’m sure it’s easy to take pictures of them. But what does the leash ultimately symbolize? It symbolizes a desire to NOT LOSE A CHILD. How is it any different than holding a hand are strapping a kid down to a stroller? It’s all RESTRAINT, isn’t it?
Take on the responsibility of actually raising a child or shut your mouth, people. The reason parents who use devices like this out of concern for their childrens’ well being is because the critics’ parents properly restrained them in public places so that they could survive to criticise everyone else.
stupid lazy careless mothers
what happend to hold ur kids hands
what happend of teaching them how to listen to ur command ” come back”
“dont go to far”
teaching the kid his limits but with love and care
not like a dog or an animal.
yeah children need bounds and discipline, but in a humane matter.
and to the parents, stop being self centered and start thinking about your kid more, u dont need to do shopping and forget about ur kid that much.
where is the attention to the son/doughter that they need .
they dont need the leash
i think mothers/fathers like that need a leash
I don’t see the wrong part of this :/ is a great idea, the most of you people don’t have childrens and really can make an opinion about this, c’mon is just a leash :S is a piece of long cloth tied to a children… SO? And you can’t always save your children by only watching him, they really gives a fuck of the leash, they just play… and eat shit from the floor… so the leash sounds good to me.
I disagree with most of the posters here. it seems like those of you who haven’t just taken a kneejerk reaction to this seem to understand the need for a leash at times. I’m a parent of a very active four year old and I have to watch him every minute we’re out or he’s off like a bat outta hell. No amount of hand holding, carrying, etc will keep this kid out of trouble short of strapping him down or leashing him at times. I think most of the ones replying that say this is lazy, freakish, irresponsible or similar don’t quite know how easily an active and healthy child can break your grip or squirm out of your arms and be off at a mile a minute. Heck even the leash wouldn’t be enough to keep my child safe now because he can pop the clips on it in a heartbeat. But at least when I use it I get that extra bit of notice that he’s about to take off, rather than me taking my eyes off him to look at what I’m trying to buy at the grocery store and he’s gone and around the corner by the time I can react.
Natural Selection. As a kid i simply knew not to walk in the street, and to stay with my parents. If a kid decides that the street is the best place for them maybe we should let them try it once…then they will learn.
What’s the big deal? Everyone getting freaked out about this? It’s actually kind of cute and a good way to keep the annoying brats under control and safe.
We leash our kid because it is the ONLY way that we can take her out in crowded situations. She has developmental problems and the leash is the only way. It’s not cruel, it’s a monkey shaped backpack. I could see people getting all judgey if it were a spiked dog collar or something.
And BTW, I used to be one of those people who thought it was tacky to leash your kid……. but then it happened to me……. so there you go.
First off, it’s not a leash it’s a harness. Second, it’s amazing how a bunch of childless hipster tools with no parenting skills to speak of want to slag people for being good parents and keeping their children safe. Oh, and golf claps for the brain trusts who suggested “holding hands”! Dur dur dur…like that hasn’t been tried and rejected as unsafe because kids like to jerk their hands from yours and run off when they get distracted by something shiny. Bottom line, don’t talk shit about what you don’t know. You don’t know if the child is a runner, a wanderer, autistic or whatever. And frankly, it’s none of your concern.
This was standard practice in the 40′s 50′s and 60′s.
I think that these people (well some of them) are actually responsible parents for a couple of reasons:
1. Their children won’t easily be snatched by strangers.
2. How many times have you been in a public place and some (little) kid was running around unsupervised wreaking havoc, getting hurt, and just generally disturbing the peace? Then you always wonder where their parent is.
3. Leashing can keep them from danger. At a young age, kids don’t always want to hold your hand and want to dart away from you at any given chance.
My son is 19-months old and very curious. I haven’t purchased a leash yet because he seems to follow me around quite well right now, but should it ever become an issue, I would use this in a heartbeat in appropriate places.
I bet all the people who’s children have been abducted while they were within 5 feet of them wish their child was on a leash. Truth is there are some sick people out there who will do harm to your child if given a chance.
I don’t think there is a parent alive who has not lost track of their child for a few moments and had all those bad thoughts flash thru their mind.
As a parent who frequently puts his children on leashes I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. In addition when my kid tries to run away I am able to yank him back. Subsequently he falls down, maybe gets scraped a little, but its ok its negative reinforcement for all of you who didn’t go to college. I have many friends who much like me put their children in harnesses, sometimes we’ll even go to the park and dangle them by the harnesses till their just above the water and can watch the fish. Its a great learning tool in this way. The leashes themselves have these great adjustable straps so even when my kid is squirming and begging me to take it off him, I just tend to leave it to him to try and figure it out. Its great to watch.
I used to be a harness(leash)hater until yesterday! My family went to the fair, my husband, 3yr old son, 11mo old daughter, and me:) Everything was great until I waited in line to buy my son tickets to get on some rides. My husband had both kids and before he knew it my 3yr old was gone! There were so many people, it took 15 minutes and the help of police to find him! The panic, the anger, the fear, the deal making with God… that is the worst 15 minutes of my life! I purchased the monkey harness 5 minutes ago-IT’S WORTH IT!
I am the eldest of 4
each subsequent sib is 11 to 18 months apart
Child of 60′s and 70′s
we were part of political demonstrations, trips to amusement parks, beaches, lakes, parties, camping trips etc.
Mother never used a leash
never thought to use a leash
each child survived to adulthood
First 2 18 months apart
Children have traveled, camped, gone to large festivals etc.
never used a leash
never thought to use a leash
each child survived and now are young adults and teens
Looking at these photos it appears the leash serves as a way to control the child not as a safety measure. In each photo the parent is either not looking at the child or seems to be trying to get the child off the ground or keep the child from doing something.
If a leash is the only tool one has available when taking a child outside, it is time to rethink how one is parenting. The smallest child wants to do what is right- they have a strong desire for order-it is never too early to model and communicate expectations-
If you are using a leash with a child the best advice one could give- please read Maria Montessori.
omg this totally helped make my point about this at school!!! THANKS!!!!
Parents did the same to me 50 odd years ago to keep me from running after wild critters.
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I HAVE TWINS. They are 2 years old. One parent works while one parent is with the twins, that’s me. Alone responsible for their well-being, which includes fresh air. Explain, if you have raised twins, how at age 2 you keep them walking next to you in public near everyday hazards like traffic, stairs, water, bikes. At this age, they have not mastered impulse control = listening & obeying. Mine also refuse to hold my hand, I’m talking fall down flat protesting. One used to hold my hand, but saw the other one refusing (twins are monkey see, monkey do) and now both refuse. We as parents work on it of course, but all you who have raised kids, tell me how quickly your toddlers learned to listen 100% perfectly. AND THINK ABOUT IT, all you who criticize. There are safety issues AND fitness issues. My daughter’s physical therapist says anything that allows them time out of a stroller is good for their development and muscle tone, he’s all for this. You think a leash for a couple (hazardous) months at age 2 will land them in therapy? Try a weak, undeveloped kid who gets picked last for games on the playground, because at the age when they had the ability to walk but not the safety-consciousness of older children, the parent constantly strapped them into a stroller. Or the kid who’s paralyzed because he was fast and bolted into traffic while mom stopped to order him an ice cream. DO NOT judge other parents until you know that family’s situation. And ESPECIALLY if you have never raised a child yourself. Ignoramuses.
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