Monday, September 30, 2013

Help, don't harm.

 I planned on a light-hearted post about the Chick Magnet's weekend, and I promise it's still coming, but I can't get this out of my head.

I've written before about trying to support other parents and not shake a critical finger at them, but this author is getting a different kind of "finger" from me today.

I hate to even give the writer more clicks, but please note the pages of comments from others who call her out. I hope she reads them and gets some insight and education. Somehow, I doubt it, since she didn't bother to follow up.

That father did exactly what he SHOULD have done in his situation. There are far too many headlines about parents or caregivers who fail to reach out for help, and the children pay the price.

Please share THIS link far and wide. Let's throw out a lifeline where we can.


  1. I commend him for reaching out for help. I dont think it's funny at all. He must have felt very overwhelmed. Good for him. And good for the cops for giving him tips. I've seen many a shaken baby in my day and this story restored my faith in humanity.

  2. Yep. I first saw the article when a friend of mine, the strongest advocate for children surviving SBS I know, shared it on FB.