The headline brought demands for alcohol to be treated as a class a drug.
The need for better peri-natal and post natal services was unaddressed.
Calpol is ok, then? The otc (over the counter) medicine for mothers (not “mums”) who want to shut the child up but then claim “I must mistaken the dose” if baby looks groggy or doesn’t wake up for school. “Mums” use Calpol to ease the discomfort of teething.
Homeopathy has much to offer that would preclude the use of Calpol.
Then there’s cough medicine, in the USA, childrens’ otc cough medicine contains 11% alcohol, but the school will report you as “giving alcohol to your children” if you leave a Bach remedy for their use – the same school that “can’t find your number” when your child has a spontaneous nosebleed… for the record, Bach flower remedies are preserved in alcohol, but a few drops only are dissolved in 8 oz of water, so there is no discernible alcohol content.
I’ve seen the otc bottles lined up, their contents emptied into tots, the glazed expression in the eyes of little’uns of single benefit mothers as well as married mothers in stable homes. Well to do mothers can hand off their children to a nanny, but abuses can still occur. It’s a medical and social problem. In the days of stay at home mums there was always a shoulder to cry on, a cup of tea into a cold hand, a reciprocity of care, whereby moms were spared the ritual of bundling baby into a bunnie suit, then into a car seat, then strapping him/her into the back of the car while the icy wind whipped the clothes off her back – all because she ran out of pampers or spilled some milk, etc., etc. The same routine reversed at the store, then back in the car, back home, more unstrapping of seat belts (shoot those designers, please!) back home and the phone rings and baby cries both at the same time. I’m tired just writing about it – most of the mums are sleep deprived.
One mom with an infant and toddler at each hand walked behind my car just as I was backing out near a petrol station. There was a safe path three feet away, but she trudged along, oblivious, into the path of oncoming traffic, with such weariness and despair that I wanted to get out and hug her, but was persuaded that just might push her over the edge. I prayed for her instead and she made it to the shop, but the young woman was beat tired.
Some children need more care than others; some mothers cope better than others; sad to say, some mothers don’t give a hoot until their child is taken from them. They’ll just keep pushing the envelope daring family and authorities to take action, and sometimes it seems as if authorities want damaged children to grow up into sociopaths,psychos and useful idiots.
We need to look at the stress and damage caused by abandoning fathers; we need to pre-empt this abuse by providing care and support for post natal mothers, hopefully without encouraging the “nanny/communazi” state, and to start recognizing and ratifying a child’s right to contact with his/her grandparents.
The communazi led feminism tore down the reticule of support for mothers, pushing mums out to work, thereby doubling the labour force, keeping competition high and wages down. Now work is no longer a “choice” – it’s an obligation, and a necessity.
Here’s a thought – raising children is the most important, difficult and challenging job in the world. That’s why women do it best. Sorry guys – you’re great at other things, and some of you are better parents than some women, but the overall picture points resoundingly to mums.
For mother and child alike, see a Homeopathist. We’re on the National Health Service in the UK, but make sure that your Homeopathist is bona fide and adheres to Hahnemannian principles.