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When parents hurt their children

Posted by Samantha on September 18, 2013 in Courage, Guilt, Safety, Thought for the day, Violence

Daniel Pelka was murdered by his mother and her partner because adults were scared of wrongly accusing his mother of abuse. Now that he’s dead people are shocked the abuse could get so bad without detection. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-24106823 But it’s not so hard to understand really.  These days we are not allowed to say (out loud!) […]

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Should we listen to parenting experts?

Posted by Samantha on December 15, 2011 in Courage, Guilt

It’s a tricky business trying to help parents as a so-called ‘expert’ nowadays. Every time I read a thread following some newspaper article on some topic like baby yoga classes or cot versus co-sleeping, I get distinctly uncomfortable with the idea that I might be more of a hindrance than a help. Certainly there’s a […]

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Have the courage to be true to yourself

Posted by Samantha on July 25, 2011 in Character, Courage

The principle of right living is not about legalism or adhering to the letter of the law.  Rather, sound character is all about being true to yourself. Robi Sonderegger, Australian clinical psychologist    Two days ago I was returning to the UK from Granada in Spain.  A series of red traffic lights and an elderly […]

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