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just saw a trailer for a programme about childhood obesity..the question being should the council take him into care...he was doing boxing too

(9 Posts)
zippitippitoes Fri 23-Feb-07 20:32:51

...that seemed a bit odd..

is it really the case a child would be better off in care because of weight

there must have to be real strong issues too surely?

and should 8 year olds be boxing?

gothicmama Fri 23-Feb-07 20:35:16

some parents for a number of reasons overfeed children which is a form of abuse so there would be a more serious reason than just weight I would imagine, if boxing was teh only activity he would participate in then yes the cons of boxing probable are outweighed by the benefits of positive activity

zippitippitoes Fri 23-Feb-07 20:42:13

it must be hard to tell if abuse or ignorance very subjective

smittenkitten Fri 23-Feb-07 20:43:46

it's an interesting principle - if you make a child ill/endanger their health by your parenting, whether it is malicious or not, surely it is at least neglect?

lulumama Fri 23-Feb-07 20:44:37

surely would be much much better and preferable to educate the whole family about nutrition and take the child into care as an absolute last resort?

<<where you been lately zippi?>>

gothicmama Fri 23-Feb-07 20:45:56

that is what should happen lulu

zippitippitoes Fri 23-Feb-07 20:49:57

hi lulu..been in reflective mode only glanced at mn occasionally..been thinking about the meaning of life

if a child is obese because of over feeding in my mind it must be down to ignorance/lack of education

lulumama Fri 23-Feb-07 21:23:14

agree zippi..which can be tackled without taking the child away


have you come up with any interesting theories whilst reflecting?

gothicmama Fri 23-Feb-07 22:12:01

not necessarily it can be a sign of mental distress in the parent

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