Don't you mean "naivety"?Originally Posted by Dark.
First off, you can chase after your children - but the fact is there have been many incidents where the parent didn't get to them on time because something very SUDDEN happened. It's not because the kid was too far away, it was usually just because it happened so quickly. Things like a person near you grabbing the child and running for it and he's too quick for anyone to catch, a kid on a bike comes out of nowhere and runs over your child, an angry dog came at the child and attacked it, etc. Things that happen so suddenly that the parent just wished they had a protective bubble around the child.
A leash does prevent a lot of those incidents.
Sure, you can hold onto your child, but some children are quite wily and quick. The instant they feel your grip loosen, they'll make a run for it. Or their hands are so slippery it's hard to hold onto their hand, and though you could carry them they whine and cry and bawl because they want to walk. And though you could carry them and just say "deal with it", not every situation requires you to carry the child - and carrying them too much can cause social problems for them. So it's best you don't.
A good scolding still exists, it's just that people out there are more prone to report "bad parenting". :/ People are all like "ZOMG! WHAT'S HE DOING TO THAT POOR CHILD! SOMEONE CALL CHILD SERVICES!!!"... and those people just spoil their child to no tomorrow as their child becomes the most annoying punk@$$ child anyone's ever met. -_-''
So yeah, the leash is also there to shut those people up.
But I do see your point, I have seen some lazy fat@$$ parents who just sit on a bench, holding a leash, as their child runs around in circles like a crazy dog for everyone's amusement.
There's nothing wrong with the kid looking or acting like a dog, but the lazy parent definitely is a problem. Especially if the parent yells at the kid for just doing ONE THING that annoys them. ...lazy good-for-nothing parents that think their child's just a hassle.
For those people, they don't deserve a leash - they don't even deserve a child!
If you think you're better than your dog because you're a "higher species", you obviously haven't given enough gratitude to your dog.
Dogs are dogs and treated like dogs because we made them that way. It was a partnership between wolves and humans to coexist together. They're PARTNERS, not slaves.
We humans have perverted the idea of what it is to be an animal, thinking all animals should be kept in a cage, fed leftovers, and kicked and beaten when they keep making sounds.
Animals and humans used to have a special bond together, we partnered up together to get things done. And done right.
Dogs are no different, if we were to treat children like a person should properly treat a dog, the children actually grow up to be rather sensible. It has been known that "training a child like a dog" (and not in the belittling way) has no real bad side-effects, and can be very effective in future progress for the child.
I'm tired of people saying that treating a child like a dog is awful, when some children are being treated even less than a dog.