On 1/12/06, Bluebird wrote:
> Actually, there is a time in a child's development when putting them on a
> 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!