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Doctors right about ‘brats’

I agree with the headlines in which doctors describe ‘runny-nosed kids’ as causing congestion in their surgeries.

Some child-obsessed mothers need to learn that not everything revolves around them and their runny-nosed brats who, in my experience, cause a lot of irritation and noise in waiting rooms.

Do mothers try to control them?

Even when they make feeble attempts at child control, these children pay no heed to their mothers.

Thank God I never had children!

Florence Craven


Co Kildare


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