Dad defends himself when being criticized for leashing his five children

Parenting is never simple.

No manual or guide could possibly teach us how to be the best parents. A combination of trial-and-error and original problem-solving will be required. Self-help books might provide a different viewpoint and some possibilities, but never the precise solution.

We all have various parenting approaches as a result. We deal with our children by doing the best we can with the resources we have. However, society is the one categorizing everything and classifying anything that doesn’t fit their ideals as “bad parenting”.

Bad parenting viral video?

Internet users criticized a couple after the father, Jordan Driskell, posted a video claiming that they always keep their children on a leash when they are outside. The family’s five kids were each restrained by a child leash.

Although the video was nearly a year old, it recently went widespread and attracted more online attention. People made snap judgments on Jordan’s behavior. Most agreed that because children are not dogs, they shouldn’t be on leashes. Some even added that if they couldn’t handle five children, they shouldn’t have had that many.

“come, walk a mile in my shoes.” , Jordan captioned the second video he shared on Instagram. He thought it was crucial to answer to all the hateful comments since it was obvious there was a side to the story that people were unaware of.

The amount of children they bring along when they go out can be explained by the fact that his wife Brianna had quintuplets. It can be quite stressful to travel with children of that age.

Jordan shared: “For our own peace of mind and sanity, we use a leash. It also allows us to leave the house and do fun stuff as a family without being stressed.”

He claimed that because his children are curious about their environment, they like exploring. Earlier attempts by him and his wife to carry strollers had failed because they were too heavy and awkward to maneuver through dense crowds. The leash allowed them to keep control of their kids while letting them roam and blend in with the crowd.

Creative problem solving

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, an expert on parenting and youth development, says that what the Driskells did should be viewed as innovative problem-solving and shouldn’t be interpreted as treating children like animals.

The leash was the perfect idea for taking kids out while still supervising them. The alternative was to continue to stay in home.

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