Children

‘My daughter is my best friend, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.’

“I’m well aware that many parenting experts and the majority of the general public think it not wise to be your child’s friend. ‘You are their parent, not their friend,’ they say. What do I tell them? Nothing, because I don’t need them to approve of my parenting decisions.”

‘Can I murder the baby now?’ My first day back to work from maternity leave, I got a text message.’: 3-month-old shaken baby survivor suffers ‘extensive’ brain damage, ‘A moment of rage changed my baby forever’

“I called his father. ‘What happened?’ He didn’t have much to say. I choked down tears and made my way to the hospital. After x-rays, I was told they suspected child abuse. My baby was bleeding in his brain due to non-accidental trauma. I immediately went to his father. ‘How could this happen?!’ He just kept repeating, ‘He was choking on milk.’ I was enraged.”

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