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Dad’s Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point
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Dad’s Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

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Ever thought about putting your toddler on a leash? Probably. But have you ever actually done it? Probably not. But one dad decided to do just that while visiting a farmer’s market with his young daughter recently, and instead of the outcry we were expecting, many parents have actually applauded his actions.

“She’s a wild child, and this thing has already kept her out of the road and from sticking her hand in an ice cream machine, along with keeping me sane,” wrote Clint Edwards, who runs a popular parenting blog called No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog. “Sure, I get dirty looks from strangers. But…I’m going to do whatever I can to keep her out of danger, even if it means a leash.” You can read his full article below, which has since gone viral after he posted it to Facebook a few days go. What do you think? Would you put your kid on a leash? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

That’s what one dad did when he took his “wild child” to a farmer’s market recently

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

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Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

“I’m going to do whatever I can to keep her out of danger, even if it means a leash”

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Some people weren’t impressed by his unique approach to parenting

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

But many other parents were quick to agreed with his methods

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Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

Dad's Explanation Why He Puts His Toddler On A Leash Goes Viral, And He Has A Point

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Debbie Smith
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done Dad - your child's safety is far more important than the opinions of people who have no part in your lives!

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LilicatUK
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it keeps the kid safe, why not? It's not for the rest of her life, probably just for a very short time until she learns about dangers properly!

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Hans
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Or not at all, because it has been leashed away from any potential danger.

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SusanS
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much better to have the child on a leash. I called it a tether, but tomAto, tomatO. The tether allows child to not have to have their hand high above their head for the entire time. Gets them exercise, rather than being pushed in a stroller. Allows safe exploration of the world, but with adult close by. Lets them walk at their pace. Never threw shade at any parent that was doing what was best for the child.

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Debbie Smith
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done Dad - your child's safety is far more important than the opinions of people who have no part in your lives!

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LilicatUK
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it keeps the kid safe, why not? It's not for the rest of her life, probably just for a very short time until she learns about dangers properly!

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Hans
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Or not at all, because it has been leashed away from any potential danger.

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SusanS
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much better to have the child on a leash. I called it a tether, but tomAto, tomatO. The tether allows child to not have to have their hand high above their head for the entire time. Gets them exercise, rather than being pushed in a stroller. Allows safe exploration of the world, but with adult close by. Lets them walk at their pace. Never threw shade at any parent that was doing what was best for the child.

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