A debate on social media has generated a video that a man shared via his instagram account, where he is seen walking with his five children, where they all use a leash. “When people judge me for wearing child leashes,” the dad wrote in the diary, which went viral.
In the video, the man, identified as Jordan Driskell, is seen with his quintuplets, who are 5 years old.
The disc quickly went viral and has over three million views, where quite a debate was generated in the comments that minors were using said strap.
According to the slogan Bugle, some users criticized the man for this fact. In this sense, one of them pointed out that the minors were “humans, not dogs”, while another indicated that “teachers can take care of 30 children without using a leash”. “Next thing you’re going to do is train them to pull a sled?” read another of the comments.
For their part, other users have defended Driskell from criticism. “I have nothing but respect for you, sir”, “prevention is better than cure. If I had that many children, I would do the same. Go ahead” or “since my two-year-old tried to running in the street, yes, now we also use leashes,” were among the messages.
defense of the father
The man spoke to the program Todaywhere he referred to the debate generated in social networks.
“Kids are very curious, they want to run around and explore,” Driskell said, noting that “for our peace of mind and sanity, we use a leash. family fun without stress.
In this sense, he said that his children love to walk “when we go to a place full of people. A leash gives them a chance to do it, but we’re still in control. To like”.
For his part, a parenting expert defended the father against the criticism received. “It’s creative problem solving. This is not treating children like animals. The alternative would be to stay home,” Dr. Deborah Gilboa said in the aforementioned space.
Finally, he called on people to lower their judgments in situations like this.