Jamie wrote:If lack of education is a defence for a parent to allow their child to become obese then surely the same would be true for general child abuse too?
Jamie wrote:so I wonder what part of our society/culture allows us to follow the ethos that feeding a child to obesity is just a lack of education
Sigma wrote:So it may not be intentional and abuse is a strong word - but you are not really looking out for the child if you allow the child to become obese. There is physical risk - health. So the childs needs are not being met. So yes it is a form of abuse - maybe through good intentions or lack of education or understanding but the child will suffer ill health at the hands of the adult.
Jamie wrote:Yes, I'm happy to judge a concept or an issue. I won't judge individual cases because that isn't fair or right.
Liz wrote:OK! so it's abuse! but where does that get you? where does that leave the parents who allow that?
Having judged them - and that's exactly what you are doing - what are you going to do now?
Jamie wrote:IWhy do you want to defend parents who are finding it tough and yet overfeed their kids?
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