Jordan Driskell, a 31-year-old father of five-year-old quintuplets, has attracted criticism for using child leashes to manage his energetic children. Raising five kids of the same age can be demanding, and Driskell opted for leashes to ensure their safety in public.
Previously, Driskell’s family used a six-seat stroller, but it became impractical as the children grew. The leashes allow his children to explore while staying under his supervision.
A video of their trip to the aquarium garnered over 3 million views, sparking debate. Some criticized the use of leashes, while others suggested better parenting or training methods.
Parenting specialist Dr. Deborah Gilboa defended the use of leashes, especially for young children or those with neurological differences. However, she advised transitioning to verbal communication as children grow.
Parents should be free to choose their parenting methods without undue judgment. What are your thoughts on children using leashes in public? Share your opinions in the comments.