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Get yer ‘ead round this Mr. Gove


Margaret Morrissey, of family lobby group ParentsOutloud, said mothers shouldn’t be blamed for the problem.

Oh yes they should say I, and who wants to disagree?

‘If we insist that mothers go out to work when their children are still young – out of the house by 7.30am, dropping off a baby at nursery, then the two kids at school, working a full day and getting back at 6pm – things are going to give.

‘If you want mums to devote every waking day to their children and their development, we have to make it possible for them to survive financially while staying at home.’

Back to the IDS social responsibility thing, not enough mothers living with the child’s father, not enough of them living in stable marriages, insufficient nuclear families, oh, and apparently the state doesn’t provide enough cash for poor mothers to stay at home with baby – really?

One nursery manager, who did not want to be named, told a newspaper: ‘My theory is that children now feel too comfortable in disposable nappies and the message from the bladder that they are wet or uncomfortable doesn’t reach the brain.

‘Years ago, in the days of terry towelling nappies, the children felt uncomfortable and the brain/ bladder connection developed earlier.’

There is more than a grain of truth in this, and at a point where I deemed my children were ready for the next step my wife and I decided to remove the nappy altogether, it is NOT surprising how quickly we learn to control our functions. Try it!

I remember too some embarrassing moments in Barnes Road Junior and Infant School, South Shields in the early 1960s when errant five or six year old children had an “accident”, they were virtually paraded in front of the class, cleaned up, and dressed in a pair of voluminous khaki shorts a la “Some Mothers Do Have Them”. I’m not for one minute suggesting that we return to these methods, but you can bet that those children didn’t suffer the same “accident” again.

Put simply, it seems there are some mothers who need serious training.

Written by curly

August 3, 2009 at 10:57 am

Posted in Education, News

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