Jordan Driskell is a father of five, and all of his children are part of a set of quintuplets. Being a parent of five kids, especially all at the same age, can be a difficult job. However, Driskell loves his children and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their safety and his peace of mind. In order to make being a parent a bit easier for himself and his children, Driskell uses a child leash to keep his kids under control while they are out in public.
Driskell went viral after sharing a video of him leashing up his five young children to keep them in line. He shares his children with his wife Briana, and they both agree that leashing up the kids is the best way to ensure that the parents are in control of every situation. The children could easily escape and run amok, causing all sorts of problems.
Driskell recorded the viral video in 2021, but it did not go viral until he decided to reshare the clip about leashing up his children and repost it to his account on social media. The video shows Driskell walking along outside of a local aquarium with his five busy children in tow. He has all five of his quintuplets locked together via a leash so that Gavin, Asher, Zoey, Dakota, and Hollyn are not able to escape from the group and cause trouble somewhere else.
In the video, Driskell has each child secured with a harness. He holds a leash attached to the harness, making sure not to let any one of his five quintuplets escape his line of sight, ensuring their safety at the cost of their autonomy. The video caption reads, “When people judge me for using child leashes … come walk a mile in my shoes.”
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The video has more than three million views and counting. Hundreds of people have shared their shocked reactions to Driskell’s leashing policy in the comment section of the video. Some people think it is strange that the busy dad has to leash up his children, while other Instagram users believe his tactic is cruel and unusual punishment.
“They are humans, not dogs,” one person told him.
“Don’t have that many kids if you can’t handle the pressure,” another commenter said.
“Can’t you just train your children well?” someone else asked. “Explain to them why it’s dangerous to run away?”
Driskell uses leashes to keep his children safe, and it seems to be working for him and his family. While some people may not agree with his parenting style, Driskell is doing what he thinks is best for his children. Ultimately, the decision to use a child leash is up to each parent and what they believe is best for their child’s safety and well-being.
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