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davel977

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2010, 05:21:50 pm »
It probably is, because, i mean, you don't want your kid to die just because you let him to overeat right? :dontknow:

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2010, 07:38:23 pm »
No but yes. If your childs happy and your happy. But if health becomes an issue then yea i think its a border line issue. Of where it become abuse and where its still okay.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2010, 06:34:58 pm »
yes dude, if ur giving into ur kid.. letting them eat as much calories as they want without working it off and sitting them in front of the tv is child abuse.dude, get ur kid to go outside a play..work off those highly dangerous amounts or calories and prevent them from getting childhood diabetes from being obsese. what's wrong with these parents? dont they want their kids to have a heathy weight?? i would.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2010, 07:06:45 pm »
well, it really depends on the surcumstances

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2010, 07:19:57 pm »
is obesity child abuse?.... good question but in my humble opinion it is not child abuse because at least children who are obese are being fed in this country! There are instances in this country where people (not only children) who go to bed without a meal and every time WE turn on the news some tragedy in a neighboring country is getting help! If the U.S. is so high on helping other countries with their problems WHY are so many people out of work? Some can't find jobs and are committing desperate acts just so they can have a place to sleep @ night! Look At majority of PRISON population. There are a lot of people who have committed a crime just so they can eat and sleep @taxpayers expenses! Child abuse/neglect are too very different things and most people just turn a blind eye to both!

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2010, 02:45:24 pm »
I think it might be considered child neglect/abuse if your child is severely overweight and you just keep fueling it. I mean, some people look at it like they just want their children to be happy and will do whatever it takes to make them happy but at some point you have to come out of denial and realize that your child is going to die at a young age if you don't raise them and teach them to properly take care of themselves.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2010, 08:27:57 am »
  :)  Yes, I think it is...and many institutions are somehow responsible for this tragedy!

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2010, 01:51:15 pm »
My nephew is severely obese and my sister was turned into childrens services for neglect.  She was court ordered to take him to a nutritionist once a month. So, yes, I do think that it is.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2010, 03:39:29 pm »
I believe it's neglect before the age where a child can make his/her own food choices, such as that 3 year mentioned earlier in the thread.  if the child has been tested for all medical possibilities (thyroid, juvenile diabetes, etc) for obesity, then it seems to me something's not being handled properly at home with the child's available nutritional choices.  I helped raise a child who was built like a brick house to begin with and had to closely monitor him for the line between his build and being overweight (not easy).  ultimately we worked continually at making subtle changes or eliminations in his diet, and it worked well, to the point where he would eat anything that was healthy and junk food began to make him feel sick anytime he ate it.  it can be done.  it's discipline and education on everyone's part, beginning with the parent and translating to the child as age appropriate. 

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2010, 04:03:53 pm »
It is indeed the caregivers' (parent, guardian, etc.) responsibility to provide adequate nutrition.  If the child suffers greater illness or disease due to obesity, it's child abuse, in the same way that starving a child is child abuse.    :crybaby2:

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2010, 04:13:26 pm »
It depends on how much the parents leave the child up to personal choice. I mean, if he eats a little more then average that should be alright. If he eats to the point that it could harm his well being, like 4,000+ calories a day, that's different. If your kid picked up a crack pipe you would step in for sure and take it from him, well being fat will have about the same effect on your heart if you weren't originally big-boned or large.

eSineM

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2010, 04:38:30 pm »
Great point, Morbid.

Also I think parents who Smoke Cigs around theirs or any kids should be charged with "Child Endangerment".. WHo agrees?

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2010, 06:55:40 pm »
it is if your fat and you fall on a kid.....

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2010, 05:25:55 pm »
Definitely that is one the worst things we as parents can do to our children you are killing them too soon it is unfair to them.

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Re: Is obesity child abuse?
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2010, 07:24:06 pm »
I think that it kinda is. Its the parents fault for letting there child continue to eat themselves to becoming obese

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