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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2009, 02:55:46 pm »
Wouldn't a parent that smokes be abusing their child also?  Why should a child have to breath 2nd hand smoke and run those health risks?
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I'm surprised this hasn't happened, actually. They have gone as far as banning smoking in bars, where only adults are affected.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2009, 05:45:29 pm »
not feeding a kid enough nutritious food is a form of abuse.... so i think the feeding them too much of bad stuff is as well.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2009, 06:17:09 pm »
becaful..it can be..people in ri have gone to jail for it..just make sure ur tring to get help by a doctor

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2009, 09:49:10 pm »
I know I'm probably going to get all kinds of crap for this, but.........

Whatever a parent does or does not do to prevent their child from getting obese, it's still the kid's fault for eating the stuff.
There. I said it.


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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2009, 10:32:49 pm »
I don't think that is child abuse, nor neglect.  What coud you possilbly do to a parent that does not control their childs eating habits.  I have the belief that their eating habits start when they are an infant.  If you over feed them then, more than likely they will overeat the rest of their life.  Not saying that it is so that is just how I feel about it.  With my son I made sure that he ate the foods that the doctor recommended at the right age and so far he is not overweight like myself, and I hope that he never has an overweight problem.  My mother always monitored what we ate and my sister and I still had a weight problem.  In our case I feel that our weight issues stem from our Dad's family many of them are overweight, and no one really over eats excessively.  For whatever reason, recently in our country people believe that they need to control the actions of everyone and make them do what they are suppose to.  That is not going to happen and I think that this is one of those situation where you need to ask how far is too far.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2009, 01:46:26 pm »
I think it falls more under child neglect...a mother got charge with child neglect..something like that. Her son is i think 14 weights 530 lbs.

Yeah it is neglect...same thing as if the child was extremely underweight/underfed. Its the parents' failure to provide the child with *proper* nutrition, exercise, and health care. The kid may have a medical condition but Im pretty sure 99% of these conditions can be at least treated if the parent follows dr's orders & gets medication, etc.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2009, 03:07:19 pm »
Definitely neglectful.

And just so sad. Starting patterns and behaviors that will so hard for that child to break free from later in life.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2009, 01:26:13 am »
They need to take some kinda drastic measures tho...cause parents will never learn.. "Oh he was crying for it"   :BangHead:

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2009, 09:33:56 am »
companies need to make money, and kids like the food so they eat it. its no ones fault but the kid's do you really belive they think cake is good for them?no they know its not but they like it anyway

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2009, 01:17:19 pm »
I think if it is a cause of neglect.. or the parent being irresponsible and there are no medical reasons that contribute or cause it than yes it is abuse.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2010, 12:19:47 pm »
Yes it is a terrible thing.. It's the world we live in.. Take a look around you and see the difference from 10 years ago... :icon_rr:
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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2010, 12:31:49 pm »
I don't think that is child abuse, nor neglect.  What coud you possilbly do to a parent that does not control their childs eating habits.  I have the belief that their eating habits start when they are an infant.  If you over feed them then, more than likely they will overeat the rest of their life.  Not saying that it is so that is just how I feel about it.  With my son I made sure that he ate the foods that the doctor recommended at the right age and so far he is not overweight like myself, and I hope that he never has an overweight problem.  My mother always monitored what we ate and my sister and I still had a weight problem.  In our case I feel that our weight issues stem from our Dad's family many of them are overweight, and no one really over eats excessively.  For whatever reason, recently in our country people believe that they need to control the actions of everyone and make them do what they are suppose to.  That is not going to happen and I think that this is one of those situation where you need to ask how far is too far.
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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2010, 12:36:07 pm »
hmm

i dunno. i mean if they become very overweight then maybe

i mean wouldnt u know if ur child is over weight?

sometimes it could be just some decease..i heard that it can happen with ur thyroids

however i mean i know that parents want to spoil them

if so and then they see their child getting over weight and help to get them back under then not so much

cuz they are preventing anything worse

...it goes both ways i guess.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2010, 02:29:38 pm »
Well, that depenns on the kid and the situation.  Some kids seem to get around what ever efforts are made on their behalf. With some, there may not be enough money to get the proper med attention. But, 530 lbs is shame and for an adult or a child.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2010, 02:38:25 pm »
The parent is responsible for 3 things. When a child eats, where a child eats, and what a child eats. it is the childs choice of how much or little they eat. If you stuff your kids with twinkies and fast food then yes. If you have a balanced meal then there is no problem. Don't worry, if you give your child something they don't like, they won't starve themselves!

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