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    Default Mother loses custody of child for slapping him

    I just read this distressing article on ninemsn. Though I'm sad for the little boy the mum had no right to hit him that way.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...-son-for-lying

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    "where they found the six-year-old bleeding from the mouth with a swollen red mark above his left eye."

    That sounds like much more then a slap.

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    No person has the right to assault another person, be it their child or not.

    I hope she gets the help she needs.

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    I'm suprised they described a single mum, who has a one y.o, three y.o and six y.o and is 7 months pregnant as "unemployed".

    Lets hope this decision leads to her getting the support she needs.

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    His injuries would suggest it was more than a slap

    Poor little guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    I'm suprised they described a single mum, who has a one y.o, three y.o and six y.o and is 7 months pregnant as "unemployed".

    Lets hope this decision leads to her getting the support she needs.
    I agree that sounds pretty busy to me lol.. I can't read the article on my phone easily but I hope they offer her some support and she is back with her kids before long, particularly for xmas. Sometimes people make huge mistakes as parents, out of exhaustion, lack of support, not equipt with the skills to deal with difficult behaviour.. Its so challenging being a mum at times, its relentless and emotionally draining

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    That sounds like much more than a slap. I'm sure a simple slap doesn't cause those sorts of injuries.

    It also said at the end of the article though that she suffers from PND, and is supposed to be on anti-depressants but stopped taking them when she fell pregnant. Given this, I won't say anything horrible aobut her... I've never suffered PND, but from what I've heard it's a horrible thing to go through, and can lead women to do far worse than slapping their child.

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    Sometimes we should be greatful for our mental health. I have friends right now spending Christmas in psychiatric care, with their children, even babies, out of their care. Christmas particularly can add a whole extra dimension of stress and anxiety.. We sometimes forget how lucky we are. I hope this lady is surrounded with help and support rather than feeling like the worlds worst mother

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