That desperate mom had nowhere to go to
While being against the abusive thrashing received by the child in the Facebook controversy, I would like to point out that the mother has complained about her daughter being a problem child for some time and that she was unable to get the assistance she needed to solve the problem.
She is correct. It is almost impossible for parents to obtain help in these circumstances because the psycho-social support needed is not available in the public health or educational system. The private sector is expensive and there are too many charlatans pretending to be psychologists/counsellors who take your money and do nothing.
In this case, Kamla Persad-Bissessar should stop thinking like a lawyer and act like a PM, i.e., see to the establishment of adequate psycho-social services in the different ministries for the children.
David E Bratt