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SilenceEvermore SilenceEvermore 22-25, T 84 Answers Dec 27, 2012 in WTK

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Well its better than some paedophile stealing the child when you are not watching them

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If you ever have a child that likes to run off you'll know how to feel about them.

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They are quite necessary. If your child is a runner, you'd never catch him before he got in the road or disappeared into a crowd.

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I used to think they were f'd up until I turned my back in a store for a few seconds to grab something off of a shelf and when I turned back around, my son was gone. He was 3 at the time. I almost puked, that's how terrifying it was. I found him not far away and he was okay. Soon after that, I started using one. It only took a few times of using it and he learned NEVER to wander again.

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It keeps their children out of my way.

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Sitting a child in front of a tv all day is dehumanizing, a child harness isnt so bad.

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safe. there have been no conclusive studies that say leashes are detrimental to the childs health. I wish more parents used them.

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I believe it is sometimes a good idea. I used one with my son when he was little. The deal was this, if he'd stay with me and hold my hand when I needed him to, specifically in those busy parking lots, then he didn't have to wear the "leash", but when he broke away from me, he would be put on the leash for the rest of our outing.

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I see nothing wrong with it. It allows a little freedom for the child, and reduces the risks that go with that freedom.

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I have twin nieces I constantly see the running wether its around racks at stores or towards the road. I believe leashes are stupid but some children need them to be safe. My bro is the best father I've ever met but children don't always listen I'd rather have my kid on a leash then kidnapped or in the road dead!!!!!

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I dont yet have children but I wouldnt hesitate to use one. Some people might call it dehumanizing but in this world we live in full of its dangers and whatnot...an overly hyper,curious,rebellious "runner" child could become prey for some sick freak. Id much rather have the child safe and cared for,with me...thats my job as a parent.

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Lose your niece in a mall for 10 seconds sometime...you'll love them

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I think a kiddy harness is much safer than loosing your kid in the market. My cousin used to wander off...he was so undisciplined .....it was really hard to be his caregiver. Once one of those boys working in a giant supermarket (in another country) had to capture him for us. A kiddy harness would have been much safer.

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i think some parents have to do it cause if they dont their kid runs away from them and walks in front of cars, they dont have a choice,

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I think they're dumb.

And the leashes are dumb too.

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I've witnessed kids being dehumanized by their parents and since it does not usually have to do with safety of the child I will vote that the leash is not dehumanizing. We tried them some when our kids were small but I just could never get used to it. Seemed more a problem than a help. But I can understand the reasoning behind using one.

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For one child, maybe excessive. But for people with more, they probably save lives. I've seen toddlers attempting to make a break for it.

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Prison Break :P

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Some children are hyper and prone to running into things head first. It's for their safety.

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Honestly, I wore a kiddy leash as a toddler. I didn't find it weird or wrong, I still don't. It made me more aware of staying near my parents in crowded places. Bear in mind I do tend to stray more frequently now that I'm older. My parents didn't use a leash for my other siblings and half the time they are just off somewhere, who knows if they've been kidnapped or not. Kids don't always listen to their parents and stay near them, a leash helps control a child that could wander off and get lost or worse.

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Using the proper discretion for setting, age, etc.. They are useful to everyone. The parent, the child and the people around them.

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