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MamaBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 11:30 AM
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29. Some people fail to bond with their children
It's a symptom of a deeper mental illness (I forget which one). Unless a person had become aware of this before having a child (forgetting to feed a pet, for instance), they would never know.

I'm thinking that to forget a sleeping child, and then not have thought about the child again for a full work day, to me suggests a deeper problem.

Why punish when you can treat? It would seem to me that treatment is in order here.

I don't understand people whose first impulse is to punish, punish, punish. The US has the biggest prison population in the world. We need more?
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  -Baby Left in Minivan All Day Dies Yollam  Jun-29-06 11:06 AM   #0 
  - I don't understand it, either.  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:08 AM   #1 
  - when my son was born  bigscott   Jun-29-06 11:10 AM   #3 
  - Exactly - all you DO is think about, listen for, and watch  mtnester   Jun-29-06 11:16 AM   #12 
  - Exactly...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:20 AM   #16 
  - I get it guys forgot to put the sarcasm smilie  TheDebbieDee   Jun-29-06 11:47 AM   #44 
     - What are you talking about?  Yollam   Jun-29-06 12:00 PM   #53 
        - You suspect wrong.....I have 2 daughters, they are 22 and 19  TheDebbieDee   Jun-29-06 01:16 PM   #63 
           - Well, I hardly live on easy street.  Yollam   Jun-29-06 05:59 PM   #70 
              - I'm sure that most of the posters feel sorry for the mother  TheDebbieDee   Jun-29-06 07:21 PM   #71 
                 - Well, yes.  Yollam   Jun-29-06 07:32 PM   #73 
  - The weird thing is, the dead infant was in the van after work.  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:11 AM   #5 
     - Something's wrong here  malaise   Jun-29-06 11:22 AM   #20 
     - That level of unawareness of your surroundings...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:23 AM   # 
  - How in the HELL  hobbit709   Jun-29-06 11:10 AM   #2 
  - That is the stuff of nightmares made real.  Oregonian   Jun-29-06 11:11 AM   #4 
  - too true....  ileus   Jun-29-06 11:13 AM   #6 
  - I saw the movie "Trainspotting" when my son was a few months old.  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:14 AM   #8 
  - My bro warned me away from the film for that reason  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-29-06 11:15 AM   #10 
  - me too, that was one of the one disturbing scenes from any movie imo  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-29-06 11:20 AM   #15 
  - I wish I could erase "Trainspotting" from my memory banks. That  Nay   Jun-29-06 04:10 PM   #68 
  - "Dragnet"  cmkramer   Jun-29-06 04:48 PM   #69 
  - I wonder what the suicide rate is among parents in that situation  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-29-06 11:15 AM   #9 
  - I had dreams like that while I was pregnant the first time...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:24 AM   #22 
     - I have a cousin...  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:29 AM   #28 
  - Oh God that poor family!  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-29-06 11:14 AM   #7 
  - RIP little one  dbackjon   Jun-29-06 11:15 AM   #11 
  - If there were no drugs or alcohol involved...  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:20 AM   #17 
     - I hate to be a cynic...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:26 AM   #25 
        - Wow, I thought I was a cynic...  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:31 AM   #31 
           - Not proud to have thought of it...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:37 AM   #35 
  - Can this be a sign  azurnoir   Jun-29-06 11:17 AM   # 
  - Possibly, yes...  redqueen   Jun-29-06 11:22 AM   #19 
  - After that incident  azurnoir   Jun-29-06 11:25 AM   #23 
     - All I heard was strap-on  jadedconformist   Jun-29-06 12:19 PM   #57 
  - did something similar after my 2nd was born  recoveringrepublican   Jun-29-06 11:35 AM   #34 
  - Someone needs to market a warning buzzer that goes off  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-29-06 11:17 AM   #13 
  - Better yet, stop designing cars so that kids can't ride upfront.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-29-06 11:26 AM   #24 
     - That, too.  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-29-06 11:34 AM   #32 
  - i really don't understand how this happens, i have a kid, my friends  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-29-06 11:19 AM   #14 
  - OMFG, how the hell do you forget about YOUR CHILD?  Odin2005   Jun-29-06 11:21 AM   #18 
  - Five-month old, maybe Mom's sleep-deprived  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-29-06 12:23 PM   #59 
  - How sad. How devastating! She must have had a lot on her mind.  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-29-06 11:23 AM   #21 
  - That is so sad  wildone   Jun-29-06 11:26 AM   #26 
  - Cars are not natural in human adaption.  jsamuel   Jun-29-06 11:27 AM   #27 
  - Some people fail to bond with their children  MamaBear   Jun-29-06 11:30 AM   #29 
  - who's to say she didn't think about the baby all day, though?  fishwax   Jun-29-06 11:41 AM   #39 
  - I can easily imagine that your scenario is exactly  TheDebbieDee   Jun-29-06 02:17 PM   #66 
  - I've often said that I don't have a dog because I might forget about it.  WinkyDink   Jun-29-06 01:53 PM   #65 
  - Time for prison.  Beelzebud   Jun-29-06 11:31 AM   #30 
  - Judge not too harshly. Stress, lack of sleep, force of habit, I can  lectrobyte   Jun-29-06 11:35 AM   #33 
  - I don't know about "easily happening"...  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:37 AM   #36 
  - You're right, "easily" is not the point I was getting at. "could happen"  lectrobyte   Jun-29-06 11:51 AM   #48 
  - I agree.  missb   Jun-29-06 07:27 PM   #72 
  - The complete lack of empathy displayed.....  TheDebbieDee   Jun-29-06 11:37 AM   #37 
  - Well, I must be pretty rotten then  TexasLady   Jun-29-06 11:38 AM   #38 
  - Forgetting a baby sleeping is a bit different than leaving one in a car...  Yollam   Jun-29-06 11:41 AM   #40 
  - The people screaming for prison  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-29-06 12:40 PM   #62 
     - I like that policy  melissinha   Jun-29-06 01:42 PM   #64 
     - thank YOU! that is a super idea  flyingobject   Jun-29-06 07:40 PM   #75 
  - When a distracted motorist forgets to stop for a red light and  valerief   Jun-29-06 11:43 AM   #41 
  - How horrible!  nonconformist   Jun-29-06 11:46 AM   #42 
  - I really don't get how that happens.  newportdadde   Jun-29-06 11:46 AM   #43 
  - I don't know how one would forget about  dogday   Jun-29-06 11:48 AM   #45 
  - I feel terrible for the mother.....  truebrit71   Jun-29-06 11:50 AM   #46 
  - Sleep Deprivation. We need paid maternity/paternity leave like Sweden.  PeaceProgProsp   Jun-29-06 11:50 AM   #47 
  - Yes, even that "backwards" country of Mexico provides  lastliberalintexas   Jun-29-06 11:57 AM   #52 
  - Recommended  Rosemary2205   Jun-29-06 11:53 AM   #49 
  - If that was the case, she was likely afraid of losing her job  lastliberalintexas   Jun-29-06 12:01 PM   #54 
  - REAR FACING child seats  lastliberalintexas   Jun-29-06 11:54 AM   #50 
  - Delete  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-29-06 12:26 PM   #60 
  - Ahhhh. How terrible. Poor souls.  lonestarnot   Jun-29-06 11:55 AM   #51 
  - Wonder if the mother is mentally ill or drug-addicted?  raccoon   Jun-29-06 12:03 PM   #55 
  - Unfortunately that happens a lot at pachinko parlors here in Japan.  Yollam   Jun-29-06 12:06 PM   #56 
  - The day care center should have called her within 1 hour of drop off time  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-29-06 12:22 PM   #58 
  - how tragic. New moms can be so sleep-deprived. Put your purse in the back  electron_blue   Jun-29-06 12:39 PM   #61 
  - that's an absolutely EXCELLENT idea  renate   Jun-29-06 02:37 PM   #67 
  - I kept my daughter in the front passenger seat  flyingobject   Jun-29-06 07:37 PM   #74 

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