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Re: Birds have a right to fly.

Posted by Bluebird on 1/12/06
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    Check out a child development book sometime. On 1/12/06, MKay wrote:
    > 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!