Cuddling her first baby as she settled down after the exhaustion and euphoria of delivery, one young mother began to panic and confided her fears to a wise old granny at her bedside. ‘I don’t know anything about how to look after him. How can I find out what to do?’ The granny said ‘Don’t worry. You don’t need to know anything. He’ll tell you.’1
KeywordsChild Care Young Mother Adoptive Parent General Taxation Natural Mother
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Notes and References
- 1.Rosalind Miles, The Children We Deserve, London, HarperCollins, 1994, p. 98.Google Scholar
- 2.Penelope Leach, Children First, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1994, p. 55.Google Scholar
- 4.Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn, Baby Signs, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1997, cited in The Times 15 April 1997.Google Scholar