It’s an ill wind…

Nowadays, our approach to toilet training our children is far more progressive and enlightened, and there’s absolutely no way the vast majority of parents would consider raising their hand because of an accident.

However, my own childhood was in the 1970s and things were very different. Back then, a smacked bottom for wetting or soiling your pants was entirely expected, particularly if there are aggravating circumstances. The incident I’m about to relate happened when I was six and was very humiliating for me. Even now in middle age, I still feel a somewhat inexplicable sense of shame about it.

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