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Study Ball and Chain: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

Most parents recognize the importance of making sure their children get a good education, but one product takes further action. The Study Ball ($115) is a 20-pound ball and chain that attaches to a student's ankle and assists them in sitting still to concentrate on their work. Once the timer runs out, the cuff releases and they are free to take a break. What's your opinion of the product?

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Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Doing homework can already feel like a punishment for some. Way to make kids hate school even more!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This has to be one of the most disturbing products I've ever seen. Any person who would actually consider using this as a parenting tool, should really reconsider having children at all, or at the very least reevaluate their parenting methods.
emanderson emanderson 8 years
Way to make kids associate school with prison.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
lol isn't that considered child abuse. I think that would be hilarious for a teenager (if the ball weighed more) but not for young kids. I'm pretty sure I would have come to resent my parents if they had put a contraption like that on me.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
Other than the fact that this is totally horrible and wrong, it's dangerous! What if the kid has to use the restroom or there is a fire? The site says a "safety key" is included, but COME ON!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
horrible. and an almost sure way for the child to learn to HATE any and all homework.
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