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Old 08-05-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This was on the TV news here. Mother has child on a leash. Child does not want to walk. Mother does.... well you can guess the rest!

Caught On Camera: Child Dragged Through Ga. Store On Leash - News Story - WSB Atlanta
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Agh....

That is a form of child abuse. Sick.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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Oh, give me a break. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that except that it's odd and you think there just has to be something bad about it.

Nothing worse with that than the mother who drags her stubborn kid by the hand as she makes a hasty exit because she's embarrassed by the kid's behavior. It's not like she was dragging the kid across rocks or anything. It was across the slick flooring of a big box store. The kid probably loved the ride.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: California
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No. Leashes for kids, whatever they are, are not a problem. Some parents are the problem.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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No. Leashes for kids, whatever they are, are not a problem. Some parents are the problem.
Agree. Some parents just don't know how to handle their kids.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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If you need to put your kid on a leash, there's something wrong with you, not the kid. My own mother would never have considered a leash. All she had to do was yell at me to get my ass over there, and that was it.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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If you need to put your kid on a leash, there's something wrong with you, not the kid. My own mother would never have considered a leash. All she had to do was yell at me to get my ass over there, and that was it.
Yep. That is how it works with me still.....

My dad just has to say it...once...."Sharon!" and I am up and running his way.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Heck people - there have been leashes for Kids for DECADES!

Get over it
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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If you need to put your kid on a leash, there's something wrong with you, not the kid. My own mother would never have considered a leash. All she had to do was yell at me to get my ass over there, and that was it.
Your mother always allowed you to run free in public? That's a bad mother in my book. The leash gives the child some space to be independent while the parent retains control. In many cases it's better than holding the child's hand. Imagine you are a short child who has to reach up to hold a parent's hand. Walk around with your hand held in that position for a while. It's tiring and unpleasant.

People use leashes not because they "need" to but because they choose to. It's good parenting.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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I didn't see the kid pitching a fit. Nothing to get the vapors over.
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