How do you feel about kid leashes?

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  1. Zaiden Jace profile image67
    Zaiden Jaceposted 5 years ago

    How do you feel about kid leashes?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I feel that they are very unnecessary. Children should be taught in their younger years to behave properly in public. Leashes are for pets.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree.

    2. Zaiden Jace profile image67
      Zaiden Jaceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They're often used for special needs, not bratty, children who don't have a sense of danger and will run off or into traffic. They may look weird but better that than for them to get hurt.

  3. Martin VK profile image71
    Martin VKposted 5 years ago

    Kids should be free and learn the consequences of their actions. Running away is part of breaking free in some sense - i believe it is unwise not to allow children to rebel now and then. Leashes are ridiculous, and have never been necessary. Yes, some kind of accident could occur, but isnt such risks a basic condition in life?

    1. Martin VK profile image71
      Martin VKposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      From looking at the other comments I must admit that there could be cases where a leash would make great sense. However in general Im not a great fan of the concept.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    They are routinely recommended for children with special needs and I see nothing wrong with using them for safety reasons.

    However, today I was at the store and two children ran like the wind from their parents.  They had a hard time catching them.  When my children were young, I kept them in a cart for their own safety and for the safety from others running them over.

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    AlienWednesdayposted 5 years ago

    I am all for it when they are young. I would rather a child be on a leash then get taken or run over by a car.  Especially for special needs children. Aren't we all tethered to our phones or computers?  At least that tethering is for the childs well being.

  6. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    From a learning perspective I'm not sure I see much of a difference between a verbal leash (verbally reprimanding and possibly punishing), a hand leash, a shopping cart leash, or a cute teddy bear leash. All are methods of boundary determination that teach a child they can go this far and no farther. The leash gives the kid some degree of autonomy and is easier than holding them the whole time or constantly yelling at them.

  7. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    We have friends whose child was a premie and little for her age. She loves her fancy leash. I think it's great if the child doesn't scream to get out of it. It needs to be introduced properly to the child.

  8. brblog profile image83
    brblogposted 5 years ago

    I always thought they were a bit strange but after having three boys and even though I never used one with those boys, I can see where they could come in handy. Their instincts are to explore and the little buggers can at times be fast and slippery . . .

  9. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    Leashes on kids look so weird and I often heard about it but when I see it I think it  shouldn't be that way, leashes are used for pets  and a child having a leash is not a right thing to do looks odd as well. Parents didn't ave leashes for children a few  years ago and now it just makes life  look so insecure.

    1. Zaiden Jace profile image67
      Zaiden Jaceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not exactly used as a fashion statement, but I understand what you're saying. When I used to see kids on leashes I thought it was because their parents didn't want to watch them. Really it's because these kids are special and tend to dart.

  10. abetterwaytolive profile image82
    abetterwaytoliveposted 4 years ago

    Kid leashes are ridiculous. If you can't control your child and keep them near you then you are an unfit parent.

  11. AustralianNappies profile image75
    AustralianNappiesposted 4 years ago

    I haven't got a toddler who runs off wildly, so I would not use one. I think a child is better in a stroller than on a leash if running off is a problem.


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