Clint Edwards from Oregon is 34 years old, he has three children: 10-year-old obedient Norton, 7-year-old almost obedient Nora and completely uncontrollable 3-year-old Aspen. Here’s a picture of her, with an improvised leash in Dad’s hand, and made a stir in social networks.
Dad and daughter. You can’t even say that Clint calls Aspen a «wild child» behind his back.
And here is the same photo that has collected several thousand angry comments on Facebook. Dad built a moderately long leash from a sling, which is attached to a backpack — it is quite comfortable for a girl and there is room for maneuver. Which does not negate the fact: the child does not hold the handle, but is controlled by the parent through this thing. Like a dog.
How can you tolerate such an intolerant attitude towards the younger generation? To which Edwards replies: I am in my right mind and I am 100% sure that this will help keep Aspen safe. «She is a wild child, without brakes. If I let her go, I’ll be pulling her out of the pond in a minute, or her hand will get stuck in the ice cream machine, or she’ll run across a 4-lane highway. No, I know what I’m doing.»
Users of social networks began to reproach the father that he absolutely does not know how to raise children. Forgetting for a second that he already has three of them. And he retorts: if a cage with a tiger appeared here, Aspen would certainly climb there. This is a disaster girl who, at the age of 3, is not afraid of anything and climbs everywhere. Let’s go of the leash and soon the whole Facebook will be filled with photos of the «lost» child, and through the speakerphone they will begin to announce the search for parents. Be obedient and stand by me? Yes, my daughter will not even think of such stupidity when there are so many interesting things around!
The length of her step is only 25 cm, but any Olympic champion in running will envy the speed. And she seems to lack the instinct of self-preservation. No, if he scrapes his knee, he immediately comes running to cry, but what if one day I don’t keep up and really bad things happen? I’m restricting her freedom for her own safety.
Pretty strong reasoning, isn’t it? And some users supported Edwards — let it be better than hugging a porcupine or falling down the stairs. What do you think?