A discussion on whether parents should lose custody of obese children

Then we can have a bunch of drones, like we have running this country. My doctor told me that I was fat and needed to stop eating fried chicken. But some have obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties and liver problems that could kill them by age There is also the issue of prices for food has anyone every seen Organic, natural food, etc As if a person is not active, the body does not exhaust the energy that it produces through the food that is eaten, and the remaining calories are stored in your body as fat.

Should Parents Lose Custody of Extremely Obese Kids?

If you don't understand basic human nutrition, then maybe you shouldn't have kids. People will have to stop being offended when someone wants to help them. This is a matter of education, not police-state enforcment.

It means they might have other health issues. Obese children are at an increased risk for developing such diseases as diabetes, hypertension, and liver problems.

Should Parents Lose Custody Of Their Obese Children?

Junk food tastes good, is convenient and cheap, so it will be hard to change the parents and in turn change the child. Last year, at age 12, she weighed pounds and had developed diabetes, cholesterol problems, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

Many parents serve their children only one meal—dinner. Making them go live with strangers because they are fat would result in such horrible body issues for these kids.

Should Parents Lose Custody of Obese Kids?

Shame on those who think punishing parents for this is okay. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. But University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Art Caplan said he worries that the debate risks putting too much blame on parents. Cohens is caused by a gentic mutation.

Metal retardation is the primary symptom. You want to stop morbid obesity in children, start with jobs, start with making a home more available through reasonably priced living spaces, so maybe one parent can be a little bit more available to plan a better balanced meal for there family.

Obesity now recognized as a public health crisis which is just a few decades old. This is not the case. If you allow the foot to go in the door for removing kids from the home in this scenario you're explaining, who's to say that it doesn't get "amended" later to be something much more intrusive for less?

Compound that with the trauma and abuse that some children suffer at the hands of the system and it seems like the risks are to high. They were being "picked on". State intervention will support the child and the entire family, with the aim of joining the obese child and family the quickest way possible.

If a metobolic system person is inefficient at metabolising food it does not mean they will gain weight. Intervention may be necessary only if it is educative, nonpunitive, and proactive to the communities.

NOT More disturbing, however, is the evidence that their health is often neglected while in foster care. Roughly 2 million U. The situation puts the children in eminent danger, as they are prone to facing obesity related conditions like liver problems and diabetes.

Some consider it negligence when a parent or guardian knows the negative impact of obesity on their children and are doing nothing to guide them to healthy diet and exercise.

Example, why should any 14 year old, much less grown man, be at pounds? The effects are devastating-to the child's health, self-esteem, and our system.

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Social behaviors of over-eating cause weight gain. If they decided to not hold a class, not warning, you show up and it is not being held. So, no I don't think this should be a custodial issue.

I don't see anyone suggesting that children who have anorexia be removed from their homes despite that the risk of death is the highest of any mental disorder? Does she have a car? They call ketchup a vegetable to 'save money'.

Overweight children can also develop insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and orthopedic problems and go into early puberty.

Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?

Leave a comment Whenever I watch those episodes of Maury where these morbidly obese children are rolling around the stage chewing on Fruit Loops and furniture, I wonder where these parents lost their power.Oct 19,  · The issue of whether parents should lose custody of their obese children took center stage two years ago with a British television documentary about Connor McCreaddie, an 8-year-old who weighed more than lbs.

and was at risk of being taken from his mother by authorities. Oct 09,  · On the other hand, separating children from their parents may cause discomfort could be too extreme. Pulling apart a child-parent relationship could be harsh and may cause discomfort. Sometimes intentions but with imprudent hard work may be reproachful to.

CHICAGO (AP) — Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.

Removing extremely obese children from parents' custody is not the answer to the epidemic, New Zealand experts say. A provocative commentary due to published in. “I question whether parents who do not control their children’s weight problem should lose custody of their children to the state” – This is a great dilema as all parents want the best for their kids and the next generation and yet I’m not in.

Should Parents Lose Custody of Their Extremely Obese Kids?

Jul 13,  · Should parents lose custody of obese children? Researchers from Harvard University say inadequate or unskilled parental supervision can leave severely obese children vulnerable to the societal influences that promote an unhealthy lifestyle and are suggesting that this may be a form of child abuse that authorities should act on.

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