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View Poll Results: Would you use one of those leashes on you child(ren)??
Yes, they're practical and keep my child from wandering off. 40 53.33%
No, they're constricting and undignified. 21 28.00%
I'm on the fence about them. 14 18.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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rkb made a good point a few pages ago. We have seen many reasons why parents woould use them, but no good reasons not to use them. I was actually kind of hoping someone would come up with a reason why they should not be used. Does anyone have any ideas?
well, there is the pet thing, but they really aren't the same at all. It's not like they go around the kid's neck! And even for that to be bad, you'd have to buy into the master-servant owner and pet relationship. I don't see that much. Most pet owners think of their dog's as part of the family.

Then I think someone brought up the s & m thing. I won't even go there If that's the first thing you think of when you hear "child leash" something is wrong!
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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how in the world would use use a toilet seat to potty train your dog?????
I don't know about dogs, but cats can be trained to use the toilet.

How to Toilet-Train Your Cat
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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I don't know about dogs, but cats can be trained to use the toilet.

How to Toilet-Train Your Cat
lol. At one point my dog was litter box trained and my cats were toilet trained. I am starting to think that I have a strange house.

About the child leashes (I prefer to call them harnesses). I think they hav their uses. If you don't want to use one, fine. That doesn't mean you have to look down on someone who uses them. It is like the choice to use a pacifier. Some kids never want or need one. My dd really loved her pacifier. I said that I wouldn't use one, but guess what. Before we even left the hospital, she had one in her mouth. It calmed her. It didn't do her any harm, so what's the big deal? It is the same with the harnesses. Right now you don't see yourself using one because you just think you will never need one. Some day, you might find yourself in the situation where the harness seems like a great idea.

I think that being a parent means being willing to give up on the idea of what you think your child should need and in the end doing what you need to do to meet your end goal which is to have safe, happy and healthy contributing members to society no matter whether the path you took matched your initial ideas or not. Because trust me, it won't all go according to plan.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Kids that are on leashes turn out to be murderers. Just let them roam like human beings. LOL

Putting them on a leash would be treating like an animal... very low.

I call parents who do that lazy, because they don't take their time off and be a parent. They just have to teach them manners... that's it. Then they wouldn't have to worry about their child wandering off. If that's what parents have been doing for 1000s of years then I'm 100% sure parents can keep doing it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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Kids that are on leashes turn out to be murderers. Just let them roam like human beings. LOL

Putting them on a leash would be treating like an animal... very low.

I call parents who do that lazy, because they don't take their time off and be a parent. They just have to teach them manners... that's it. Then they wouldn't have to worry about their child wandering off. If that's what parents have been doing for 1000s of years then I'm 100% sure parents can keep doing it.
who are you so wise in the ways of parenthood? I'm guessing male, 22 or younger, no kids.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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Interestingly I haven't seen a parent criticize the use of leashes yet, just a few un-parents. Hmm!

I still say C'est la vie!
No, alphamale did. He called it "dopes on a rope". Twice.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:41 AM
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No, alphamale did. He called it "dopes on a rope". Twice.
True, but I don't think I've seen a mom criticize them, and the most vociferous criticizers have been female non-moms.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Am I missing something? Are you really trying to say Disneyland is not an appropriate place for two year olds?

If I feel like I cant handle the 2 year old and in return have to leash them like an animal then no it isnt.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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If I feel like I cant handle the 2 year old and in return have to leash them like an animal then no it isnt.
Yet, tying them down in a stroller is oh so different? GMAB
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Yes, I believe she is. Because someone who cares about their child's "happiness" would leave her at home with a sitter instead of taking her to Disneyland. It makes perfect sense, right?

it does to me so thats all that matters
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