Skip to Content

This Father Of Quintuplets Is Getting Bullied Online For Leashing His 5 Children To Keep Them Safe

Kids are fast, I’m not.

Right now the internet is in a huge judgemental uproar about a father of quintuplets leashing his children.

I have a few things to say… first, leave him alone if you are on some sort of holier than thou high horse, save your negativity for something else.

Jordan Driskell is a father of quintuplets, that is 5 kids, and they are all currently age 5.

When Jordan takes his quintuplets out in public, he has them leashed and I think he is smart for doing so.

They’re 5 years old, but there are 5 of them… 5 inquisitive children that still have little kid brains and don’t know how dangerous the world can be.

Jordan is a dad that is keeping his children safe by keeping them tethered to him, what’s so bad about that?

Kids are so curious — they want to run off and explore. For our own peace of mind and sanity, we use a leash. It also allows us to leave the house and do fun stuff as a family without being stressed.

Jordan Driskell told TODAY Parents

They used to use a 6-seat stroller to keep the kids contained and safe while in public, but that is super-inconvenient.

Especially considering space limitations as well as the fact that kids at this age want to be out with you and walk.

It was just too bulky and ridiculous to take anywhere. The other thing is, they want to walk when we go somewhere crowded. A leash gives them the opportunity to do that — but we’re still in control. They love it.

Jordan Driskell told TODAY Parents

Jordan is currently being shamed online after he shared a video on social media.

In the video, Jordan is out with the kids at an aquarium and they are on a leash system for safety.

Someone, please explain to me why shaming a responsible parent is ok in your eyes.

Some of the comments are insane…

People of course are making the reference to the leash and comparing his treatment of the kids like dogs… well some of y’all treat your dogs better than your children… so is that really an insult?

Like, you want to keep your dog safe and out of the road by using a leash, but it isn’t ok to do the same when you are walking 5 children?

These judgemental people need to take a step back… climb on down from that high horse and put themselves in his situation, or shoot… try even ONE kid that is not neurotypical.

A lot of kids that are neurodiverse can be runners, and it is DANGEROUS, sorry in my opinion this is a safety precaution and I see no issues.

Dr. Deborah GIlboa and I seem to agree on the matter, here is what she had to say:

This is creative problem solving. This isn’t treating kids like animals. The alternative would be just staying at home.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa a Parenting and youth development expert told TODAY

I’m looking at this family in the video and they are out having a wonderful time and then here come the internet trolls telling them how awful they are.

Just stop, put that energy somewhere where it is actually needed, this dad is doing what is best and safest for HIS children, not yours… his!

It’s a great system for a parent with a neurodiverse child or a child who hasn’t nailed all their listening skills. Ninety-nine point nine-nine percent of moms and dads want what’s best for their kids and they’re doing it to solve a problem. Just because you can’t identify the problem, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa a Parenting and youth development expert told TODAY

This isn’t a forever thing, it’s just for now and for safety so that they can enjoy a day out without the stress of constantly trying to watch where 5 kids may be at any given SECOND.

Give the guy a break, I think he’s doing a great job!