dr martens schuh parents share personal horror stories
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileOn the flipside, many parents are sharing their personal fears around taking care of their own children, and how easily something can go wrong despite best efforts to keep them safe.Martens was found dead Saturday in a creek bed after having wandered off his family farm, north of Austin, Man., four days earlier. His mother, Destiny Turner, had been keeping an eye on him when the boy went missing.On Monday, an autopsy revealed the boy had drowned.After these discoveries, people jumped onto to Twitter to ask that others avoid shaming the parents for the child’s death.On Facebook, people offered messages of condolences for Turner and Thomas Martens, Chase’s parents, sharing personal concerns regarding caring for their own children.”I recall how curious and full of life my son was at two years of age. He is now four and still full of the same curiosity and liveliness,” wrote Carrie Gascoigne Zahra on a memorial group page. “All I want to do is just hold him close and never let him go.”Similar messages appeared on a Go Fund Me page raising money to support Martens’ family. When an accusation of neglect appeared on the page, others jumped in to defend the parents.”It is nobody’s place to judge you or your family. They weren’t there, they don’t know. It could happen to anyone and sadly it does,” wrote Keeshah Brandi Ward in the fundraising page’s comment section.The accusation has since been deleted from the page.In the Winnipeg Free Press, columnist Ashley Prest recalled losing track of her three year old daughter at a picnic in Kildonan Park.Prest recalled telling her daughter she’d return in a moment, as she went to grab coffee from the coffee station just steps away. She turned around. poured some coffee, then turned back and her daughter was missing.”I remember screaming for her and running, wildly looking side to side, shouting at people to help me find her. She was gone,” Prest wrote.”I was crying so hard, I was nearly inconsolable, but as I scooped up my child and held her cheek to mine, I knew I had been given a great gift. Another chance.”Prest warned people not assign blame, writing “any of you who think you have the right to judge, shame on you.”Carolyn Klassen, director of a Winnipeg based counselling practice, wrote a blog on why people may be so quick to “kick a family when they are down.””I think there is an unconscious pull on the part of a lot of parents to explain why that tragedy happened over there, from way over here, where that stuff doesn’t happen,” Klassen wrote.