BOB!!!!!! U R KILLING ME WITH THIS!!!!!
U R being a totally judgemental jerkface on this!
My children are 19 & 15. And are my Life. I have been through hell and back for them.... I used a leash for both of my children, Not Every day, but say @ the mall or Disney etc, very crowded places.
YOU Know how stubbborn toddlers can be! When They no longer want to be in the stroller and want to walk BUT REFUSE to hold your hand,,, the leash is a wonderful thing for them and us.
Because they GAIN FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE!!!!! They feel they are Big and can walk alone, and they Win but so do we!!!!!! I know they r safe and happy and growing in their independence. don't you hate when people have their kids goin all over the store blocking the isles and don't move at all and you can't pass, and the parent says NOTHING to the kids to move out of the way??? Etc.
So please soften up a bit!!!!, My 15yr old is such an amazing boy our family has been through alot with a job loss, house loss, vehicle loss,divorce and loss of his family unit.
My son recently said I'm a wonderful and so loving mom & has chosen to live with me... So this Dog Mom must be doing something right......