FAIR POINT: Don’t blame the parents

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We’ve all done it.

I left my son in his pram at the cheese counter at Tesco. I was through check-out before it dawned.

When my auntie’s toddler threw a tantrum in the butcher’s, she marched him off and got the first bus. They were home before she realised she’d left something at the butcher’s; her baby daughter.

Friends in the Navy disembarked a ship, leaving their daughter sleeping in a carrycot in a cabin.

David and Samantha Cameron left Holly, 8, at the pub; so what? Momentary aberration doesn’t make you a bad parent.

It does make you a pretty rubbish government security guard, though.