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Hewlin2011

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What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« on: March 26, 2011, 11:11:10 am »
Please let me kno what your opinion is about putting a child on a leash.

My personal opinion is that they are horrible for children. Yea they may help keep you child close as they tend to wonder off to places they shouldn't. but i think that if you can not keep track of your child that maybe you just shouldn't have kids. i believe that leashes were made for dogs and not children. as children listen better than dogs (in most cases).


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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 11:27:39 am »
I think they're ridiculous. Like you said, if you have to use a leash to control your child, there's a good possibly you just shouldn't have kids. The kids probably feel horrible--I can't imagine being on a leash.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 01:51:05 pm »
Maybe if you stopped referring to it as a leash, it wouldn't sound so horrible. Do you have kids? Once they learn to walk, they don't want to sit in shopping carts or be held. The backpack is a great way for parents to let their kids a bit of freedom while they're out without letting them run wild through stores. So long as parents aren't dragging their kid around on it, what do you care?

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 02:09:28 pm »
no, I think if you pay attention to your child instead of talken on the phone, texting, ect, you should be able to watch your child, they are not dogs

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 02:13:33 pm »
I WOULD NEVER USE ONE FOR MY KID'S.  I think you should be able to control your kid's. If not maybe you should found a babysitter when you go out.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 02:22:24 pm »
A leash should never be needed. Parents just need to pay attention to their children and keep them where they can see them. If a child doesn't want to sit down or stay in one place, the parents need to make them do it.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 04:05:02 pm »
I think that's sad. If you can't teach your children how to be obediant? then you're not working hard enough at raising them. How long are you going to keep them on that leash? until there 18? If parents wouldn't let their children run around and do whatever they want all the time there would be a few more well mannered children in the world. Take away their video games and cellphone that they never should have had when they were 5 and teach them to play outside or read a book or do puzzles. Electronics are being brought into childrens lives WAY to early these days!

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 05:55:59 pm »
the reason i referred to the "backpack" as a leash is because the definition of a leash is " a line for leading or restraining an animal (or child in this case)" please tell me the difference? the only difference i see is the one for children have something that looks like a bookbag. And yes i have 3 children 10yrs, 8yrs, and 15 months. i havent had to use a leash (sorry backpack) for any of them and i wouldnt change that at all. all of my children had not one problem sitting in a shopping cart want to kno why that is. its because they were taught that that is where they would have to sit while at the store. if you give your kids that little bit of freedom and dont teach them some disipline at such a young age (something as sitting in a shoppin cart) then you are going to end up with a pregnant teenagers or a teenager with a drug problem or someone who just dont care about anything because you are teaching them with this leash ( sorry again backpack) that they dont have to listen to you. besides what kind of fun can you have in a shopping cart with your child if you have them on a leash. with my youngest we act like he is a car with going really fast and then coming to a complete stop he thinks its the greatest thing in the world. and i care about this so much because children are human beings just like us and not a dog and should not be put on a leash. i do to my children as i would want done to me. so i would never want to be put on a leash ( sorry backpack) and i would never ever ever think to put my child on a leash (sorry backpack).

Just go to the animal section at wal-mart and look at their harness for dogs looks just like the "backpacks" for children.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 07:36:40 pm »
NEVER!!! First of all kids are baby goats look it up. So, children should not have leashes they are not dogs. Maybe if there was another word instead of leashes i guess it could pass. But for my future children. NEVER!!!

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 08:49:31 pm »
I do not think a child should be on a leash UNLESS- The person watching the children would not be able to control them and keep up with them.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 09:39:49 pm »
I think that there are times that it would be appropriate to use a leash. Like the zoo or at a theme park. Someplace where you would want that extra bit of protection for your toddler. Personally I would rather know that I have an extra barrier for my child when we are at Disneyland or someplace else really busy because the truth is it doesn't matter how well your children "listen" all it takes is a second in a super crowded area and your child could be gone. For me it isn't about "control" over my child but rather an extra bit of protection for him.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 10:21:55 pm »
I'm surprised because I thought the kid leash trend went out in the & 80's. If they're back in style, that's totally cool! I'm sorry to dump on humans but I would trust a well trained K9 to listen to my commands then any human child. If I had only 1 leash & I had the kid & the dog with me, the kid will be wearing the leash. As for it being cruel....people waste so much time worrying about what would the neighbors think issues. It's the way you look at the issue. I don't see the child harness as a leash I see it as extra protection for the kid. I'd handle the situation in a different but  positive way then negative. Putting on the child harness would be a signal for the child as fun time. I'd also get different colors & styles. As for those who think this child leash is cruel for the kid.... just ask those parents who's kids have been kidnapped or lost their child due to getting loose & running across the street only to be hit by a car & killed. I don't think those Parents who've lost their child will care that it's called a child leash. My thing is better safe then sorry! :thumbsup: 

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 04:45:41 am »
I think using a "backpack" is just laziness.  Sure tell yourself it's for extra protection, but I have 3 kids and would never consider using one.  My children were taught not to go in the road (even my 2 year old knows to let mommy or daddy get a toy if it goes in the road).  They were also taught to stay with me.  I have never not known where my children are.  We have been to busy places (zoo, amusement parks, etc.) and if we need to, we hold hands.  My dog gets the leash, my kids get my attention. 

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 06:12:11 am »
Some kids need them!
Have a wonderful day!

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 07:46:57 am »
Some kids need them!

No, lazy parents need them.

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