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Re: Birds have a right to fly.

Posted by MKay on 1/12/06
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    On 1/12/06, Bluebird wrote:
    > Actually, there is a time in a child's development when putting them on a
    leash
    > is a very good idea. Somewhere between the ages of 2 and 3.

    Lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy! My mother and father raised SIX of us. All within 4
    yrs of eachother. Can you imagine; 2 sets of twins, all eight of us going to
    stores, malls, fishing trips, camping, grocery stores... though my father would
    sit in the car sometimes and wait.

    She NEVER had to tie us up to keep us with her. NONE of us had our legs
    amputated, by the way!

    It's all in the rearing. It's all about modeling appropriate behavior, and a
    firm, effective "NO!" when someone starts to stray.

    I will never understand why a mother of one or two or even three children has to
    have them on a leash. If they don't behave, they don't go!

    Leashes for children?? Now, THAT is like tying a dog to a couch!