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Mascitelli

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2011, 02:09:54 pm »
Leashes for kids? That's horrible and degrading. Who would do such a thing?
If need I WOULD. I have seen kids take of like a pistol Kids are not dumb they know when they can get  a way with it.


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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2011, 04:22:39 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?
I see what you're getting at because I also have kids.  I have a 3 year old and an 18 month old and they are both boys.  My three year old hates sitting in the shopping cart.  I even considered buying one of those "back packs" but my husband was against it.  I didn't think nothing of it until I saw a show called, "What Would You Do?"  It was about kids on leashes.  Once you think about it, it is pretty bad.  My son may hate sitting in the shopping cart but I'm sure he would hate it even more if I had him on a leash.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2011, 04:43:42 pm »
I think it's ridiculous.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2011, 05:10:50 pm »
Makes no sense for you to put that on a child.All kids can listen to their parents it's on the parents to make the orders.If all my oldest is 6 an I never needed a leash because I took time to talk an listen to my baby.If you need a leash for your child then your a joke.An me an the rest of the world will look an laugh at you(maybe not out loud)but will look an laugh.Sorry but it's funny to look at.Sophire would point an laugh at you too.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2011, 05:24:12 pm »
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).
I think that is horrible too... Even dog is your best friend but they are still dog.  Human deserve better.  I don't think parents should do that to there kids.  If you cannot taking care of your kids normally you should not have them.  I cannot believe they do that to there child.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2011, 05:45:06 pm »
I agree with you, leashes are for animals. I never used one with my son. I child needs to learn who is the Boss.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2011, 05:37:05 am »
Leashes are not for humans. I always get so angry when I see a child on a leash. Parents need to pay attention to the child. When our parents get older and tend to wander off will we put them on leashes...?

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2011, 07:22:47 am »
I have seen these in person i believe the purpose of these ''leashes'' was good but i dont think i would use them unless this was the one and truly only way to hold my child down then maybe so.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2011, 07:27:05 am »
This thread is a riot. Before I had children, I was just like them - "OMG I would never use a leash, those are for lazy parents" blah blah blah

Once I was a mom with toddlers who think with their feet, and hands full of grocery bags, then it was a different story. The actual amount of time they need to be used is so short, only a few months, but it's nothing compared to the lifetime of misery a parent would face if their toddler ran out in front of a car.

Walk a mile, ladies, then judge.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2011, 07:59:31 am »
I first saw this when we lived overseas 35 years ago, its very common there, if you were to get distracted for 30 seconds it could keep someone from stealing your child.  All parents get distracted at some point the babies cry, people stop and talk to you.  Look at it as a safety measure.

This is the most paranoid thing I've read on FC. People are not out to steal children! 99 percent of the time, kidnappings are done by an estranged spouse or family member. Maybe get a leash for them? LOL

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2011, 09:25:38 am »
it's a shame to do this to your own child you treat him like your own pet not child, I don't care how safe it is you can take care of your child without this leashes

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2011, 09:40:43 am »
i had one when i was little. it helped teach me boundries when we went out..my kids? no, i wont use them.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 09:58:05 am »
I am one of those children that had to be "harnessed". I have a wonderful mother, who has kept track of me my entire life. ALL 58 years!!! Why did she do it?

I walked at 9 months
I climbed the upright piano at 10 months (she left the keyboard open to catch me).
And I only got worse by the time I was 2 yrs old.

Maybe you would chance my life when outside but I am glad my mother loved me enough not to care what the "neighbors think" but what I needed when she blinked!!! I laugh now at the pictures of me as a child playing outside in my harness, but I never have felt harmed by it. It is just another way to make a parent feel guilty for caring about their child. I am the oldest of 6 children and the only one she needed to use this on. Use it when needed--don't use it when you don't need it.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 10:00:06 am by sandersdebt »

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 01:22:38 pm »
I first saw this when we lived overseas 35 years ago, its very common there, if you were to get distracted for 30 seconds it could keep someone from stealing your child.  All parents get distracted at some point the babies cry, people stop and talk to you.  Look at it as a safety measure.

This is the most paranoid thing I've read on FC. People are not out to steal children! 99 percent of the time, kidnappings are done by an estranged spouse or family member. Maybe get a leash for them? LOL

It is true that most of the time it is a family member. HOWEVER it is not unheard of for others to kidnap children and in those cases the children are rarely found alive. I would rather be the paranoid one than to have my child snatched by a stranger OR by my estranged spouse....either way I don't imagine that my child would fare too well. Just because things like that don't happen too often where you are doesn't mean that it doesn't happen more often other places.

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Re: What do you think of the leashes for kids?
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 01:56:58 pm »
I have only seen this on the news, I've NEVER in my years seen a parent with the child on a leash. I would be shocked if I did especially in a big city where I live.

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