Note: article mentions abuse.
"A young mother ignored her partner's abuse of their baby despite the fact the child constantly cried in pain from bruises and fractured bones, a court has heard....The court heard the child and its younger sibling are in foster care, but that the mother wants them returned and now aspires to be a teacher"
For 3 months this mother allowed the abuse to continue - I wonder where she was within herself emotionally to watch these things occur. Was this something that happened to her on a regular basis that she had come to accept this as her child's fate too?
Me personally, I feel the decision to record a conviction was the right one - to ensure that she wouldn't be able to persue a future in education. I would not feel comfortable with a woman with such high emotional issues and documented cases of neglect looking after my child.
However, if she got professional help and worked through those issues - should, or more so *could* she be capable of caring for children OTHER than her own in a positive fashion? Thoughts?