There are days that I am ashamed to be a parent. Reading News.com.au this morning – not something I would normally do except someone sent me an interesting link – and I came across the article:
As a mother who did have her children in Daycare from a VERY young age – the headline, of course, caught my attention. I was disgusted by what I read and the first comment on the article really made my blood boil.
For those who know me…. I am an extremely passionate person and believe in standing up for injustice when I see it. When I read this article – I felt is spoke directly to me and I felt it necessary to respond.
62 year old Mem Fox, is the author of Possum Magic (an Australian childrens book). According the article, Mem Fox drew howls of protest after comparing child care to child abuse early last month and in her first major interview since, Fox stated that babies less than 12-months-old who are placed in prolonged day care will suffer brain damage. [Read more…]