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Child leashes: great parenting tools or just bizarre?

There’s no doubt that parents have to put their foot down in a lot of ways when it comes to their kids. Discipline is a subtle yet oft-mishandled art. A balancing act, if you will—lean too heavy on the “overly disciplinary” or  the “not disciplinary at all” sides, and things can go awry. Where “child leashes” fall on that scale is up for debate. Some argue child leashes are great parenting tools while others find them just plain bizarre. Where do you stand?

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As soon as one gets over the initial shock, there are plenty of useful parenting techniques that child leashes bring to the table. Also called “safety harnesses,” child leashes give parents the assurance their child will be by their side throughout their entire outing. They also take away the fear of someone coming up and snatching your kid when your attention strays. How could they not be considered a solid parenting tool? 

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Seriously, have you ever walked with a kid before? They just straight-up bolt, no matter the setting! Why not take the extra precaution and ensure they don’t have the chance to danger themselves (or worse)? Plus, it provides ample opportunity to make those parent-child outfits super extra. 

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No. Leashes belong on dogs and in certain adult situations, but never on a child. There’s this crazy thing you could do called “holding hands,” which is free and doesn’t require any sort of leather restraint. Will your palms be sweaty? Sure. But if you’re going to bemoan the sacrifices and discomforts that come with being a parent, then don’t be one

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Child leashes are also cruel. What if it gets caught on something, causing your little one to stumble and fall? Or what if you accidentally pull too hard, and same deal? At the end of the day, good parenting comes with less bells-and-whistles and more common sense. Take a listen and see if it ever says “child leashes” at one point. Our guess is “no.” 

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