| ImThatDiva wrote:|
My parents, my aunts and uncles, and cousins all say they never needed to tell their children more than once how to behave. My parents always held our hands and walked right next to us breathing down our necks. I was never allowed to run off anywhere.
When I was a toddler, I stayed in the stroller or in someones arms. I wasn't allowed to run off unless we were at the park and my parents were watching us.
People have to do what works for them. At a certain age though(starting at 4), you should have control of your child imo (unless they have mental disabillities.) My parents and other family did/do.
My cousin is 3 and I don't have to tell him something when we're out twice.
This. I also never understood not keeping your child close to you and/or holding their hand in public. If they are right beside you and you have their hand then it won't give them a chance to run off and/or be snatched up. IMO just because you have your child on a leash doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be watching them for them like you should be. Atleast if you are holding their hand you know where they are