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maybe i shouldnt say that, as me sis lives there!
I think this is a lot better than all the parents who let 2-5 year olds out of their sights...
Maybe she can teach her kids fetch and roll over too!
A child is not a dog.
yeah, i`d take the leash too. realize that the leash is meant to keep her safe and close to the parents, and in this dangerous society, i frankly applaud her.
Last year I bought one for my girlfriend.... ;)
dude you are mentally perturbed..
Having worked with mentally challenged children I can say with absolute certainty that some children NEED leashes.
Me and my wife disagree on if we should ever hit the kids. I say yes occasionally, if necessary. She says no never.
Having said that, I`m the more confident of the two of us. I suffer from none of the drawbacks associated with kids who were smacked, she suffers from all of them.
This is because my mom would answer most things with a smack, her parents alternative was passive aggressive emotional blackmail bordering on psychological warfare.
It`s disgusting, and it is ignored by almost all media outlets who are on a a crusade against a safer alternative.
One valid point she does bring up from time to time is this however "THIS IS WHY YOU DON`T HIT KIDS! THEY TURN OUT LIKE YOU AND ARE IMMUNE TO ALL OTHER DISCIPLINARY MEASURES!"
As you can probably tell, usually when I`ve done something wrong.
I`m living proof that smacking doesn`t always make obedient children. Especially not obedient to the point of not wandering around. I`ve never seen a kid that well behaved.
If you get smacked too much you either go one way (crying in a corner your whole life), or the other (didn`t actually give a poo when the principle caned me).
And yes, I went to a school where they still used the cane. I was still sneaking over the fence to the girl`s school. I still snuck into all the nooks and crannies we weren`t allowed to go in.
There is however a difference between the occasional smack as a last resort, and constant beatings as a first.
What is it then?"
Timeslicing - switching between tasks. You watch your kid for a very short period of time, then you look for what you need for dinner for a very short period of time...repeat. But you`re only doing one of the tasks at any given time, so you aren`t multitasking.
You might think you`re multitasking, but that`s just your own mind fooling itself. That happens a lot, to everyone. A striking example: we all spend a lot of our waking lives completely blind and never notice it. We move our eyes very frequently, even when we think we`re not, and our visual feed is cut while our eyes are moving rapidly, probably to prevent disorientation and motion sickness. Our minds simply fool us about it by reshowing the previous image.
What is it then?
If that was the case, humanity would be extinct. Humans can`t multitask anything that requires any thought. It`s a myth. It`s only autonomous things can be truly multitasked.
Blah blah, treating them like a dog, blah blah.
What, like supplying them with food and deciding what they eat? Like giving them simple orders that you expect to be obeyed because you have far more authority than them?
My mother never used a leash on me or any bullpoo like that, and I was a damnable hellraiser.
You know what she did that worked? Rewards. Incentive kept me quiet.
I found out way down the line she was only promising me things that she`d already have given me, but whatever.
For instance: "If you`re good, we`ll get that Reese`s cereal you really like!"
When she was already gonna buy the stuff.
Worked on me until I hit puberty, pretty much.
I`ve always been a problem child, but I`m also easily bribed.
Or, I dunno... YOU COULD RAISE YOUR CHILD BETTER.
Or, I dunno... LEAVE THEM TO THE OTHER PARENT WHILE YOU SHOP.
Or TAKE A FRIEND
Or USE A BABYSITTER.
Our son liked to run off and get around corners before I could catch up with him due to a bad knee. That is why he had one. I would rather piss you people off by keeping my child under control in public instead of having to have every person in a store looking for my child in a panic thinking he was snatched. Some people who use leashes have a reason. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Not all kids are alike, some just bolt away. It didn`t hurt me or my kid a bit.
I used to think it was cruel for parents to do this to their kids, but after working in retail for so long... I see how important it is. When you`re a parent and you`re out in public you have to multi-task so you can`t ALWAYS have an eye on your kid. This is how they run away and get lost and then you have to call security and spend an hour and a half trying to find the kid instead of helping other customers.
Still the harness/leash set seems a little excessive...
...right `button` to make them behave and listen. Just keep trying different ideas, and learn to change the punishment to suit different situations.
Gah, sounded all preachy there. Done now, hope there was no offense. Not saying parents of difficult children are pooty parents, just that they haven`t found the right `bu
unless you mean beating ofc? yeah that`s sane......even though if you did the kid will be more likely to run away. can`t reason with them either. so what else do you suggest :)
Hey Gunit1 ... The kid will learn the hard way ... I`m thinking he won`t run off again after getting hit my a car ... then again he won`t be doing much of anything ... Nature weeding out the stupid kids
A swat to there arse, worked for me and my friends worked for are parents, and there parents.
So what changed in 15 years that we had to start leashing kids like they are animals?
And not due to lack of caring about where the child is going, but if a parent has been shopping and has stuff to carry or whatever, those are pretty handy
I`m pretty sure they did not have computers back in the `spartan days`. You really need to get your facts right, people have become a little more civilized.
Instead of making people cringe at your bs comments, get your forty something year old ass of the computer and go build a good `ol spear or something barbarian enough for your liking.
seriously my brother is one of the most annoying dicks in the world my parents can still get him to sit his ass down in a public place after a bit of PARENTING
Also, stop respond to StarDagger people. He`s a troll who feeds on attention. If you stop giving him it, he`s more likely to stop (yes, I`m aware of the irony that I`m giving him attention in order to give him less).
I find it ironic that everyone who talks about how everyone acts like robots, all use that damn term..., You`re not being witty, punny, or smart, you`re using an old term that is only used by douches, congrats
We need to bring back the Spartan thing where we send kids out into the wilderness to survive for a week or so. Most kids these days cant survive for a day without someone feeding their cakeholes with toxic waste their parents dare to call food.
It`s just to keep a parent sane for difficult-to-handle children.
Guess what? We are now 20 years old and heÂ´s become a total loser. So... Please donÂ´t do weird stuff with your kid
Because of the "leash", she was walking farther and better then most kids her age. She had more confidence and still, to this day, exudes more confidence than many of her schoolmates.
When used properly, they can be great for a kid.
LOL did the leash break when you were 5?
Right...The leash is far more detrimental to her self-esteem than abduction could ever hope to be.
It`s everyone else sheltering their kids that would screw them up. Things like leashes builds character. Makes the backbone strong. :/
you`re mom`s a bitch.