Once again I find myself involved in another very upsetting and distressing separation case involving a family and their parenting practices being questioned. This time I have known this family on-line for over a year, she is not an unknown face like Habiba, she has been 'part' of my life. For now and forever, the Henderson Family will be part of my life.
Erica and Jeffrey and their six children have been ripped apart and they are also an attachment parenting, home-schooling, non-vaccinating family. Non-vaccinators are being vilified and this Jewish family is being persecuted in their own home by neighbours and the system. Once again the issue here is an attack on natural attachment parenting and although this has scared and angered me, this time it is not just about those parenting styles, this about lives. Real lives are being scrutinised and deemed wanting, .
Their SIX children have been removed and are currently placed in separate homes, separate homes which are non speaking English too. To me *this* part is the most heartbreaking part of it all. Not only do they have to endure the horrors of being wrenched from their parents, they have to suffer alone.
Please consider donating to this family, they have lost everything
The full details regarding the case are here but as part of the efforts being done, I made this video with thanks to Janel Mirendah for help reviewing:
The Henderson Children Belong at Home from Miriam Berlow-Jackson on Vimeo.
The Story - The time Line
created by Miriam Berlow-Jackson
Meltdowns: only one but justified
Losing the plot: my fault, am very tired
Breastfeeding: hubby had kids so could work on this so..not much!!!