A 31-year-old father has been slammed on social media after he uploaded a video of himself showing him walking his five children.
What sparked a furious debate from viewers was the fact that the father used a leash to make sure that they could not run away.
Writing in his viral clip, he wrote: “When people judge me for using child leashes.”
The song Vegas by Doga Cat can be heard in the background. The lyrics read: “You ain’t nothing’ but a dog, player, ah, get it.”
Jordan Driskell captioned the video: “Come walk a mile in my shoes.”
His video quickly went viral and sparked a lengthy debate, with many slamming the father.
One person commented: “Those kids are way too old to be walked on a leash like a dog.”
Another said: “I wouldn’t use it. They are children. Old enough to be close, not dogs.”
A third added: “Are you gonna train them to pull a sleigh next? Which one has the red nose? Are any of them rescues?”
But others immediately showed their support for the hardworking dad, with one person writing: “Better safe than sorry. If I had that many I would do the same. Rock on!”
Another wrote: “Considering my two-year-old tried to bolt into the street, yeah, we use leashes now too.”
A third said: “Not going to lie, some kids really need leashes, nothing wrong with not wanting to lose your child every time you look away.”
Someone else said: “With five kids you need that. Responsible parenting right here.”
Speaking with Today, Jordan explained that his children love to ‘run off and explore’ because of their ‘curiosity’ so he and his wife decided to use leashes to keep their sanity.
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My son unbeknownst to us at the time – had autism spectrum disorder and had absolutely no fear, no situational awareness and was fiercely independent and would run off. So we used a leash to keep him safe while allowing him his freedom to explore and be independent. Gave him confidence and us peace of mind.
I urge any parent that loves ❤ their child to do this. It is very safe and noone gets lost. In today’s world, there are too many people who want to hurt children. If a parent that has to watch 5, they’re easily distracted. No complaint here. Very smart and loving parents that wants ALL of their children safe.
I totally agree with him leashing his quints. I have twin grandbabies who are a handful, and 5 would be a nightmare.
It’s the only way to protect them all at the same time. I am 💯 d’accord. Good parenting.
I see no problem in using a lease or thither for children a lot of Schools and Daycares use them when bringing children for walks , Think of the Childs Safety
Good parenting for sure !I have lost a toddler in a dept store !I can’t imagine taking 5 there without having them attached to me !
If hose 5 kids were running wild he would be viral too with everyone complaining he couldn’t control his kids! Good job dad being a responsible parent to keep your kids safe.
More power to him! If you’ve ever tried hearding cats you’ld know what it’s like! He’s being Proactive in Protecting his children! People need to clean their own homes before trying to decide how others should clean!
I had one in the 90s to keep track but of my third child who had ADHD it was a god send. Lots of people condemned me I just told them to keep walking if they did t like it. Good parenting Dad keep it up!
When my oldest son was around 5. I got a call from the police. My wife was laying down for a nap. He went out of the 2nd floor apt. by the pool, went downstairs and went a quarter of a mile between 2 busy roads to a bank. Use the leash!
Always better to be safe than sorry. With five children loose and running around, perfect opportunity for one or more to go missing. They are smart parents for protecting their children, actually no bodies busy anyway.