Mother who smacked son, 8, with hairbrush in 'moment of madness' is forced to give him up to social services
A mother had her eight-year-old son taken into care after she smacked him with a hairbrush for refusing to get ready for school.
When I was
an itty bitty baby
my mama used to
whop me in the head,
with an old
rotten seal backed comb!
-- sung to the tune of "Those old cotton fields back home"