@DukeGuy – It’s not obvious enough that you need an explanation? You don’t need a key to get a kid out of a high chair or stroller, they’re reasonably comfortable, and they aren’t used to restrict criminals.
I got stuck in real handcuffs once (oh the jokes my friends play on one another) and they were QUITE uncomfortable. Not to mention they made me panic for a sec…Like, what if I have to tie my shoe and my life depends on it?
DukeGuy, a child that age doesn’t need a high chair. Infants and young toddlers are put in high chairs for their protection (so they don’t fall out and smash their heads on the floor, you see). When a child is too old for a high chair, restraint is not the tool you want. sensiblehero is right–you teach the child what to do. You don’t forcibly restrain him unless it’s for protection (like in a car seat, for instance). They don’t learn from that. If you have to resort to that, you’ve failed as a parent by not having the patience required to teach him how to do things.
People that say “you shouldn’t handcuff your kids” or “if you have to resort to that you’ve failed as a parent” might be wrong. You don’t really know who this child is, and some of the troubled children that I’ve met wouldn’t even be controllable with the help of handcuffs. I’m not saying that you should handcuff your kids, it seems quite cruel, but I wouldn’t say you definitely shouldn’t handcuff your kids.
@Duketape, really?? You call it Duketape?? I mean, I agree it’s a wonderfull child restraint system and comes in a sizzling aray of colors to make the child feel like they’re having a good time, but don’t change the name. Some people have no respect!!
(also DukeTape, sounds too close to DookyTape and that confuses and scares me)
If they were my friends (which would never happen because I will never be friends with these sort of people) if would definitely report the to child protective services, they should all have their kids taken away from them.
5amn, there are some kids out there with serious behavior problems, but while handcuffing might be a means of controlling them in the short term, I’d doubt it’s an effective means of fixing the problem. Anyway, this kid just won’t sit down. I’ve never known a little kid who was gung ho to sit still.
Not like I have an experience with any of this. When I have kids I might beat them sideways if they look at me funny. I don’t take no shit.
@jacqbone: They should at least have the info of the person who submitted it. Sifting through all the Nikkis on here would take forever. It’s not as easy as finding that one girl back in March bragging about taking care of her baby and being on drugs at the same time.
Expecting any little kid to sit still for very long is unreasonable. I’m all for using a harness in public if needed (for their safety from other people). But she’s not in public, she’s at home. If this girl can’t sit still for a reasonable amount of time to eat dinner, just work with her on it. Set a timer and let her get up from dinner if she’s full after the timer goes off. Or pick up her plate when everyone else is done, if she didn’t sit there to eat she has to wait until snacktime. Or there are a few other ways to deal with it.
There is no excuse for handcuffing a kid to a chair. Unless they commited a crime and even then that’s up to the police officer and social worker.
@moronmagnet ~ If Lamebook blurred out Nikki’s last name then they could possibly find her that way. Of course, that wouldn’t be helpful if her last name is Jones or Smith. But, yes, they could get Nikki’s contact info from the submiitter.
I know I am horribly late to this, but…
Those are toy handcuffs, I have a pair just like them. They have safety latches, so they do not require a key- the safety latch is actually visible in the picture. It’s entirely possible the little girl handcuffed herself to the chair, and she could easily uncuff herself as well.