Saturday, February 17, 2007

Post Partum Depression & Psychosis
Two Days ago a family in Long Island contacted the Police about the nanny that had sexually abused their child on a nanny camera A MONTH AGO. The family had just watched a documentary on child abuse and then decided perhaps they should report the incident to police. Meanwhile this nanny was probably already working for another family. The saddest part of the story is that the family installed a nanny camera only after a preschool teacher took the parents aside and warned them about the nanny, specifically stating that the child was routinely "rough with him". Why on earth would the parents install a nanny camera in lieu of firing the nanny? -Megan (click here for article)

Sara Fisher writes about her nanny search.... (read more)

Ana Nicole Smith allegedly requests nanny to underfeed her child ... (read more)

Astoria baby-sitter faces 25 years in jail for shaking child... (read more)

Sitter leaves baby in locked car to shop at Walmart..... (read more)


Anonymous said...

Thanks Megan for pointing out the preventability and sadness in that story!

Anonymous said...

you posted about post partum psychosis 20 hours ago on another blog. How do you know? Because other people are now picking up on that. (re britney spears)

jj said...

that's rich.

Anonymous said...

What I think is disgusting is that a parent would allow a nanny to sexually abuse their child 4 times! I'm sorry, but if it happened once, I would be in jail for murder!

Anonymous said...

very nice resource on post partum psychosis. very well timed. : )

Anonymous said...

On leaving your child in the car while you run into the store:
I work at a childcare center and I am also the mother of a little girl. And you would be amazed to see how many parents (doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc) leave their older child (some as young as 3 or 4) in the car while they run into the daycare to drop off their babies.
I think it's so stupid. We live in an inner-city and the daycare is right in the metro section. These parents are really ignorant. They want to be so liberal and trusting and think nothing would happen to their kid for ten minutes but god forbid they find out the hard way.
I just can't get over the stupidity of a person who would leave their young child unattended even for a second.

Jennie said...


what article are you referring to about post partum psychosis?

Anonymous said...

if you click on the picture of the "mother and child" in this post you will get to an article on post partum psychosis.

Margaret said...

Let's just say that others aren't responsible or determined enough to make use of what they have. They'd install security cameras all over the house but won't bother to look at them. I mean, what's their use then, right?

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