Our expert says:
Why would one take the child for a psychiatric consultation ? I agree with Purple that I don't think the day mother is allowed to do this, nor are the parents allowed to give consent for this.
Similarly, I think it extremely unlikely that a child of 3 would eventually remember such an event, or be significantly harmed by one such incident, and it is extremely likely that a child psych would find anything relevant or helpful on assessment.
I also agree about considering reporting the day mother to child welfare services, and suggesting the child be moved to a more competent day mother.
Where a child psych might be useful, would be in helping the parents understand child discipline better and to set up a more effective and humane way of achieving this.
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