I've been seeing a steadily growing trend of parents putting harness/leash type contraptions on their children. I was wondering if i was the only one that found it kind of odd.
I mean, i understand it's a safety precaution for when you are in public but it's getting ridiculous.
Within the last week or so i've seen three children on a leash and all of them at some point gave up on life and had to be dragged a few feet. And I'm not talking just toddlers here, but one kid had to be at least 5 years old! How is this good parenting? Can't you just hold their hand to keep track of them when you are in public like in the olden days?
I mean, if you have a hand free to hold their leash, you might as well use it to hold on to your kids hand. I know when i was a kid (I'm the youngest of ten btw) we all had a buddy system where we heald hands in public so nobody got kidnapped or lost. So you really can't even use the 'i have multipul kids excuse" because it can be done if you take the time to teach your children how to behave in public.
I don't know, i completely 'get' what it's purpose is and it's an great idea and all, but it also gives parents too much room to be lazy and ignore their kids even more than usual.