Dad gets massively shamed for putting leashes on his 5-year-old quintuplets

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Nowadays, parenting can be quite a challenge. New parents often face criticism about their parenting techniques from strangers on the internet, as well as receiving advice from family members.

Jordan Driskell became a father to five quintuplets. His children are all five years old. Taking care of five kids of the same age can be quite challenging, especially when they are at the age of 5 and full of curiosity and love for exploration.

Jordan Driskell, a 31-year-old dad, took a creative approach to tackle his problem. In order to manage his energetic kids while they’re out and about, he opted for child leashes.

Driskell’s big family used to have a stroller with six seats in the past. However, the kids would get restless and bored while sitting in it, so it soon became impractical. Bringing the stroller along anywhere was also quite a challenge.

When the family is away, it allows the little ones to wander and discover their environment freely, while ensuring their father can still keep an eye on them and maintain order, ensuring their safety.

Driskell posted a video of the family’s visit to the aquarium, sparking a wave of negative feedback towards the parents. The viral video showing children on leashes has been viewed by more than 3 million people. Many viewers expressed their disapproval, arguing that children should not be treated like animals.

Some people remarked, “If you find it difficult to handle the stress, maybe consider having fewer children.”

Other people may try to disguise their disdain as advice, saying things like, “Why don’t you just properly train your children?” or “Have you discussed with them the risks of fleeing?”

Other people may try to disguise their disdain as advice, saying things like, “Why don’t you just properly train your children?” or “Have you discussed with them the risks of fleeing?”

Dr. Gilboa suggests that using a leash can be helpful in managing young children or kids with neurological differences in public settings. She also cautions that it may not be suitable for neurotypical children who are not independent by the ages of eight or nine and have not developed good listening skills yet.

Parents should be capable of communicating with their children using words by that point, without relying on tools such as leashes.

Parents deserve the liberty to raise their children in their own unique way, without having to endure unnecessary criticism from society.

What are your thoughts on kids being on leashes while out in public? Share your opinion in the comments section and don’t forget to pass along this article to see what others think too!

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