Reviews for Away in a Manger
Mary B Anderson chapter 25 . 9/21
What a wonderful and heart wrenching story. Very well done. Bravo!
Selene Aduial chapter 25 . 9/18
Someone recommended this story and I have to say that it did not disappoint. Severus did a really good job with raising Harry as his son. The story was quite cute.
duj chapter 23 . 8/1
Hotspur should have escorted Dumbledore off the grounds too (with prejudice). What a gall to bring an unregenerate enemy of the chief mourner to a funeral - especially a funeral with restricted entry, by invite only.
duj chapter 11 . 7/31
What a lot of overheated uninformed comment.

Augustus was last parenting at a time when corporal punishment for misbehaving children was not only *not* illegal, but widely (uniformly?) touted as parenting best practice:
"Spare the rod and spoil the child."

So of course he's going to use a ruler or other implement on a Harry who has disobediently put himself in danger and then lied about it - and he'll do it in all innocence too because, no, back then grandparents, relatives, or any other supervising adult *didn't* need to ask parental permission for corporal punishment. It was the norm. (Even strangers in the street might deal out summary "discipline" in the absence of a supervising parent - and possibly tell the parent off too, when they met him/her, for not bringing up their child right.)

Those were different days. I'm glad I didn't live through them. Bad enough that I'm old enough to remember when domestic/child abuse was considered a spousal/parental right, and the police wouldn't intervene unless someone got killed. Teachers used straps and canes - some boys in my class caught it every day of school - and many parents resorted to the wooden spoon...

Your-Snape - like book-Snape - doesn't believe in hitting kids. Good on him. Very in-character; canon-Snape is a non-violent sort who won't hit back even at an animal that's trying to kill him, let alone at people. (I always find it odd how many people think it's funny or appropriate for movie-Snape to push Harry and Ron on the head in that study hall scene.)
Ghostwriter chapter 25 . 6/10
Beautiful story. I love it.
csheila chapter 3 . 5/21
Abused kids have to grow up quicker
csheila chapter 2 . 5/21
Get him some help
csheila chapter 1 . 5/21

Let’s see if the letter survived
Grosvenor chapter 25 . 3/17
Great story. Well done!
Grosvenor chapter 21 . 3/17
Oh, dear,poor Sev! I am laughing because he's going to have to give The Talk about how babies are made and sex and the differences between the genders,lol! 8)
thephoenixandthedragon4ever chapter 25 . 3/13
An amazing feel good story. You are so very talented a writer.
Grosvenor chapter 11 . 3/11
Welcome to parenthood,Sev! Lol! 8)
Grosvenor chapter 8 . 3/10
Bet James Potter was laughing his backside off at Snape having to deal with a two year olds temper tantrum! Lily was probably laughing too!
Guest chapter 25 . 1/12
Read this story before and God willing I'll read it again in the future. Great job!
Guest chapter 10 . 1/11
skipping the physical abuse chapter
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