“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Rant #4464R4: Kids on Leashes
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spotted in an airport recently: parents who had strapped a harness/leash thingy on their way-too-active toddler. Seriously, just like a dog.

How demeaning is that?!

Safety? I think not.

Lazy? Definitely. A sign that we are DEvolving instead of evolving. Soon we'll be monkeys again because we are getting so lazy.

Parenting isn't easy, people. It requires CONSTANT vigilance. You're gonna have to look beyond yourself sometimes, okay?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are (and have been for years) very popular in Europe where the culture is such that people walk a lot, take public transportation etc with their kids. I would suggest that it's much safer to have your kids secured so that they can't run off, while allowing them some freedom to walk. I suppose the alternatives involve holding your kids hands, carrying your kids, or keeping them in a stroller.

November 24, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Good point.

November 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM  

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