This Mom Lost Custody of Her Children For Something You’ve Probably Done

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As (often exhausted) parents, you probably do everything you can to make sure your children are safe, healthy, and loved. And there’s no shortage of people willing to tell you the best way to go about things. So do you listen to your gut or to everyone else?

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But most parents with a good heart and good head find a way to get through it with their kids and sanity intact.

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That won’t stop TONS of people from chiming in with advice, however.

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Putting a kid to bed is a real ordeal and every parent has their own way of handling it. Some of them actually just let their kids sleep with them as a way to get them to just conk out.

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But the good news is that parents aren’t required to do what other people tell them.

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One woman found out the hard way that the way she handled her kids’ bedtime was going to result in a very grave situation. You might be “guilty” of the exact same thing, so take notes at this woman’s terrible story!

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Why? Because she allowed them to sleep in bed with her, and social workers brought up concerns after seeing bruises on their skin. Judge Peter Greene said that one of the boy’s legs was bruised and even though it probably happened accidentally, it points to “excessive force” by the parents.

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Professionals became worried about the younger son after social workers had been told to look after the family. Check-ins revealed bruises and even a broken wrist when he was just months old.

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The strange part is that the judge also agreed that while the mother absolutely loves her children and would never do anything to intentionally hurt them, she’s still abusing them by co-sleeping with them.

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Some people were enraged at the ruling, since even though some experts advise against co-sleeping, close to 80 percent of parents admit to doing it. Others believe the bruises to be evidence that the children being removed was a matter of their safety.

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While the case is still in the courts, it raises a lot of concern for some parents. Where do you come out on this?

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Some parents and experts find the practice totally harmless. Others think it stunts their development and presents health risks.

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That doesn’t make up for any health risks, but it’s still worth noting as to why parents are so happy to accommodate their children all in one bed.

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You’ll always have people on the Internet screaming out their advice whether anyone wants to hear it or not. That’s just how the world is.

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It doesn’t even mean they have to like it. But when that “advice” comes from a government agency, things get a lot more serious.

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We should also assume that parents are always looking out for their kids’ health, even if they don’t do everything perfectly 100% of the time. So unless something looks imminently dangerous, you might want to think twice about piping up. Parents can get touchy about this stuff, ya know?

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