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
>> 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!