Sunday, 17 May 2009

Another dimension of Baby a

As the aftermath of Baby a is being worked out-I sincerely hope that is being worked out (altho I would be more comfortable if all the new childcare measures being introduced in the borough were badged 'response to Baby a' as opposed to referring to Haringey and Baby P all the time) I noticed this brave comment from David Boyle. It begins:

I don’t really know why, but I find I’ve been haunted all weekend by the
story of the mother who hit her child on the arm with a hairbrush because he
wouldn’t get dressed for school. Maybe it was a bank holiday awareness of the
difficulties of bringing up children; maybe it was just wondering whether I had
the nerve to write this. Who knows...........