There’s a debate raging in the comment thread over on Toddler Times at Babble.com in response to Danielle Elwood’s confession that she loves using a child harness (or leash, if you prefer) for her toddler as a safety measure when she’s out and about with her three kids.
It’s more or less what you’d expect, and goes something like this (commenter names fictional):
“Thank you for writing this post! I also love using harnesses on my kids, and they’re great, but I always worry what everyone’s going to think, but it’s great to see someone writing about it here! People who think leashes are ‘cruel’ or ‘humiliating’ suck!”
“Leashes are lazy parenting! I just hold on to my kids’ hands and tell them to stay put and they do! Because I’m such a good parent! You should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you! You suck!”
“Way to be judgmental, My3Cents! Every parent has to do what works for them and their kids! Are you always this bitchy? You suck!”
And so on and so on and so on.