Keri Morrison is a mum dividing public opinion right now after sharing a video of her 6 month old baby struggling to stay afloat in a swimming pool on Facebook.
The video does make uncomfortable viewing, there's no doubt about it, but after losing her son Jake in a tragic drowning accident in 2013 when he was just two, Keri said she doesn't want her now 13-month-old daughter Josie to have to go through the same ordeal. Far from being cruel she says was teaching her daughter to "self rescue."
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Oh I don't quite know what to make of this one. I think it tugs at the heart strings of most parents to see a child, especially one so young, in distress but at the same time Keri and her family have obviously been through a horrendous ordeal, one that words can't even describe and that most parents could simply not comprehend.
The video captioned "So hard to watch but every kid should learn this young," has had very mixed responses. Some viewers have applauded Keri for her parenting skills, while others felt she'd perhaps taken things a step too far.
Keri herself defended her Facebook post by saying "To me, I'm protecting her and that is what a mother is supposed to do protect her. I feel like I failed my son and I'm not going to fail my daughters." And I think that sentiment is one that will strike a chord with mothers everywhere.