Dad has no shame in putting his kid on a leash, and he explains why.
People judge everything we do. That’s the way of life. Many people try to ignore these looks and that was what this Dad did. Putting a kid on a leash has a real stigma against it, many people put it on their never to do list.
I understand that completely myself. I too used to hate when people put their kids on a leash. I used to think, that it dehumanises the children. And that they may be left with some scars in adulthood.
This dad, however, completely changed my view. He explained the whole situation, as to why he does that. This tired dad just wants to keep his kid safe. And, that’s why he is completely fine with a few dirty looks. Kids are curious little creatures, and to top it all off they have no real sense of danger.
We were at the farmers market. No shame. I put this kid on a leash.She's a wild child, and this thing has already kept…
Most of the comments were positive, except a few hate ones. Even the people who used to have a stigma for the leash, have adapted this way after they had to deal with their ‘wild child’.
“We were at the farmers market. No shame. I put this kid on a leash.”
Edward says, that this is the only way to deal with his daughter and keep himself out of trouble at the same time. Many parents understood. You basically can’t win with a ‘wild child’. You either leash them and endure some dirty looks, or let them run free and risk them being a danger to themselves.
Edward continues, “She’d be the kid popping up in every Facebook feed for wandering into a shopping center parking lot, unattended. She could be the child climbing into the tiger cage. Because I can’t, for the life of me, keep her from moving.”
“Most people have discussed how they used to judge parents with leashes, but then, boom! They had a child and realized that putting their toddler on a leash really helped keep them safe.”