Should Obese Children Be Removed From Their Parents Care?

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    My state of Victoria has reportedly removed two children from their parents because of their weight, and it is predicted that more children will be removed.

    If a parent isn't managing the weight of their child, should the parent forfeit the right to keep their child?

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/victorian-authorities-remove-obese-children-removed-from-their-parents/story-fndo48ca-1226424413140

    I support this. I think that there is no excuse for kids to be so overweight. It is the fault of the parents for taking the child to McDonalds for Happy Meals, and letting them eat junk instead of cooking them a healthy meal. If the kids are removed from the care of the parents, it might just be the wake up call the parent needs to change their lifestyle.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Where is the child placed?

    With strangers?

    I'm sure that's great for weight control -- just amp up the stress. That will help.




    What if the strangers abuse the child? Can he sue the government for taking him away from the people who love him and placing him with abusers?
     
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    Sad world when the government has so much control over a parents right to raise their kids any way they wish to. It's not illegal to be obese. Maybe not smart but as far as I know so far it's not illegal.
     
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    Good lord no!!

    I know 4 people that were in the system, all were either used or abused.

    It's not the governments job to 'force' compliance with what it considers a moral lifestyle.

    Once vile crap like this starts; smokers will lose thier kids
    people in small abodes will lose them
    loud music
    tattoos
    cursing

    Once you open that gate, you don't get a say in when the government stops, b/c you've given the right to say what's right and wrong away.
     
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    YES,BUT ONLY IF YOU BAN MACCA'S AND ALL TAKE AWAY FOOD OUTLETS FIRST.steve:cool: EVERYONE WOULD BE SLIMMER AND A LOT HEALTHIER SO IT WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE,ON REFECTION NO CHILD SHOULD BE TAKEN FROM THEIR FAMILY,FOR MANY OBVIOUS REASONS.....BUT BANNING FAST FOOD IS A MUST TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH OF EVERYONE,INCLUDING CHILDREN
     
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    The problem is though that when the child is obese, they usually have poor health. Poor health can lead to health problems. Being obese at such a young age could actually kill a child.

    Isn't the parent guilty of child abuse for allowing the child to get so fat in the first place? If a parent allowed their 10 year old to smoke, they'd be charged with child abuse, so why don't we do the same for the parents of obese children? By allowing their children to get so overweight, they are neglecting them, putting their health, and lives, at risk, and if removing the children from their care is the only thing that will stop that parent from ignoring their children, then so be it.
     
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    An entirely inappropriate way to treat the obesity epidemic.

    How about tackling it at the root cause.

    Poor people aren't fat strictly due to habits of laziness and inability to have personal responsibility. A big source of the problem is in the type of food they eat.

    Why do you think countries such as Greece who have one of the healthiest diets in the world, are suddenly becoming one of the fattest when they drift away onto a diet of processed foods very much like us?

    An increasingly sedentary lifestyle is only ONE of the causes.
     
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    You're a fucking dingbat.
     
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    Parents are guilty of child abuse if they permit their children to become obese.

    Warrior 102 obviously does not like or care about children.
     
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    Too bad the State didn't remove you from your parents, as a young child. Your parents raised you to be pantywaste. I don't think there's any excuse for that.
     

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