Isn't it tragic that our terror of pedophilia has led to teachers not being allowed to touch or hold distressed children?
“Such prohibitions could only have been made by people who haven’t the faintest idea of how our psychology works, what happens in our brains when we are distressed, and what we need from others by way of comfort. There is increasing evidence that young children may find nurseries more distressing than has previously been recognized, and one possible reason for this is whether or not these children are getting enough physical affection.” (From Paul Gilbert: The Compassionate Mind)
Isn’t it like ending all air travel and stop people from boarding an airplane? Because of the small risk of a terrorist blowing up the plane?