Dad Keeps 'Wild Child' 3-Year-Old On A Leash, Posts Online Defending His Actions

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Clint Edwards is a 34-year-old father of three with a light-hearted parenting blog called No Idea What I’m Doing.

Edwards’ father wasn’t in the picture when he was growing up, so when it came time for him to have his own family, he realized that he not only didn’t know what he was doing, but he also didn’t have anyone to look to as an example. So, he took to the online parenting community with his blog and shared his stories of figuring it out as he goes.


On his blog, Edwards admits, “I’m making it up as I go,” and from the looks of it, he’s doing an excellent job!

Recently, however, Edwards took to Facebook to defend a personal parenting practice that was getting some negative feedback both in public and online.

Since last February, Edwards and his wife have decided to start using a child-leash for their 3-year-old daughter, Aspen, while in crowded public spaces.

The toddler–who her father affectionately refers to as his “wild child”–wears the adorable backpack with a tether to keep her mobile yet still in reach of her parents.

The curious little girl often bolts away in order to explore what’s caught her eye, so for the Edwards, this seemed to be the only viable solution.

This is especially true since Aspen is prone to Nursemaid’s Elbow, which is when a toddler’s elbow can be easily dislocated.

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Source: parentingisnteasy

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