Here's my reaction, shelly...This is an indirect but a fine answer to your query. Read through and focus on this hub, including the experiences of contributing readers. As I've said, the lessons propounded here in this piece maybe a far too offbeat as this deals with nature, with birds, but mind you the principles and philosophies behind are truly akin to human upbringing. Hope you can relate the problem of leaving your daughter to fend for herself and to the caring of poor, orphaned birdies.
Here's the URL: http://hubpages.com/animals/Baby-Bird-Help