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Child Abuse. Harness, leash ,child, dog.
Being a mother of two children (6 and 18m) is my daily job. My responsibilities range from cooking, cleaning, diaper changing, up keeping house and making sure everyone is fed during the day. Everything that a nanny gets paid for plus we have to find time to love them. So you get the picture it’s a busy lifestyle that keeps me on my feet the whole day.
My first child was a very inexperienced experience if you know what I mean. After learning and experimenting with my first child the second one became more manageable. So a simple thing like the harness can really mean a great deal when it comes to spending all day, busy or slow, with your child. Back then I never even heard of the "leash." Now it’s a different story. I use this marvelous harness everywhere we go. I strongly believe and support the idea of using a harness on your children. I will list the pros and cons of the "leash" in a bit, but I really wanted to share some of my personal experiences while using a child harness. If you opt to use the assistance of the “leash” you might have to deal with the same issues.
Anyone that used a harness on their kids knows this. ATTENTION. Everywhere we go with the "leash" on our toddler we stir up opinions and reactions. It is amazing how much attention and controversy we create when we are seen with the "leash" in public. No matter where we go we will get into a discussion about the support or disgust that the people have for the "leash." I would love to take a hidden camera and record all the interesting reactions that we get on a daily basis.
Humans are psychologically conditioned with agreeing to normalities. And what we are used to seeing is a dog on a leash and this becomes normal to us. When we see kids a leash we automatically make a connection between the parent-child-leash-dog. And there goes, “oh my god those parents are treating those kids like….” It is not so for all people of course but for the most part people think a child on a leash is abnormal because there is supposed to be a dog in that place instead.
To be honest, I thought it was a little funny the first time I saw a child on a leash. I was used to seeing dogs on leashes and so I giggled at the sight of a child on a “leash.”. I never thought how convenient such a thing can be to a parent until I tried it. When I will look back at my “raising children days;” I will certainly remember the constant attention that came along with this little clever gadget. To me it is really a joy to talk to and study people. If the “leash,” doesn’t help you at keeping your child safe and secure, it will sure make you into a local celebrity.
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She was a runner and I honestly regret not having the harness to help when needed. She was all over the place and I was all over the place running after her. I'm not saying that you should always keep your children on a "leash" but it is definitely a necessity for a day to day on the go family. After meeting many different people and discussing the pros and cons of the leash I feel there is only one vital fact to consider.
Having a harness on your child in a busy area such as a park, street, airport, supermarket and etc., means safety for your child. Safety means peace of mind for you.
There are many people on this planet around 6.72 billion or so. They all have their opinions and mind conditioning philosophy's about life. A child harness is not a new invention. It has been around since the 17th century and so has the controversy. I didn't forget to list all the pros and cons of the harness because it’s quite simple really. How it looks is just a matter of choice over safety. And safety comes first.