Carlie - posted on 06/01/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Recently, a "friend" updated her Facebook wall by describing her thoughts for leashes as a discipline tool for children. I'd be interested in hearing thoughts from others as well. Although I may or may not agree, all opinions are welcome. Having mentioned that...here is mine:
I DO NOT LIKE THEM. I do not understand the point of using a leash, created and purchased for animals, on a child-for ANY measure-discipline or otherwise.
This "friend" stipulated that although at first she did not care for them, she now understands why some parents use them as a discipline tool, and specifically using them to prevent a child from "escaping."
LEASHES ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN. THEY ARE NOT ANIMALS. They may act like little animals sometimes, but they are not of the animal family. You ask why a parent would EVEN think it's all right to do so?
Good question. I suppose the parent thinks of it as the "last straw" in discipline. I suppose they want to "teach them a lesson." I suppose what they were doing previously discipline-wise is no longer working. REGARDLESS, the PARENT needs to change, not the CHILD. The parent is the teacher. Teach your child to stay put, make the right CHOICE in doing so, or receive a consequence IN RELATION to the offense.
I mean was the child barking like a dog in the dog food aisle....because.....the child is part of the dog family....??? Ludicrous right? Amen.