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Old 04-01-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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No, he wants kids to be able AND willing to tackle problems head on. God forbid.

The kids who are coddled, sheltered, over-protected....there are your unable to cope in modern society folks. And tragically it's all the rage.

And frankly lol @ "psychologists say" - are these the same psychologists who have been handing out anti-depressants like candy? Excuse me for being underwhelmed. A great many IMO haven't the faintest clue what the hell they are talking about.
Psychoilogists do not prescibe medications--psychiatrists do.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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True, yet often at the recommendation of a psychologist.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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True, yet often at the recommendation of a psychologist.
Psychologists are not trained to be able to give medications. If a psychologist thinks someone's problems are psychiatrically based (as in brain chemicals), rather than psychologically based, then a psychologist may refer a patient to a psychiatrist. But psychologists do not make recommendations regarding medication to a psychiatrist. Doing so is mal-practice.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:29 AM
 
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I just watched a show on E! channel (lol- to take a break), and really cannot believe how many shows are on obese people, just tracking their daily lives.

IMO obesity in America is epidemic, I see 12 year old kids where I currently live, that weigh like 300 lbs., eat at Hardee's, and you should see the contents of the food carts at Kroger ...

Arent we at the point, where people should be educated enough about nutrition? Or do some people honestly think that Coca Cola, high fructose corn syrup, additives, poisons and fatty dairy foods are all just fine?.....

Its really sad, I dont understand parents, especially, who feed this trash to their kids.

I think parents with obese children should be criminally charged with child abuse.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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I think parents who spoil their kids rotten should be too. Hold your breath.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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I think parents with obese children should be criminally charged with child abuse.
I heard of someone in my city who had an extremely obese kid...I don't mean just fat. This kid was something like 9 years old, and weighed something like 250 pounds....The kids parents WERE arrested for child abuse.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I heard of someone in my city who had an extremely obese kid...I don't mean just fat. This kid was something like 9 years old, and weighed something like 250 pounds....The kids parents WERE arrested for child abuse.
Glad to hear it!

There needs to be a law that states if your child is more than XXX number of times over an acceptable weight, you can either be prosecuted or your kids can be taken away.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Glad to hear it!

There needs to be a law that states if your child is more than XXX number of times over an acceptable weight, you can either be prosecuted or your kids can be taken away.
I think that already exists in case law...but I don't know what the limits are--it is probablyl case-specific--because some medical conditions may cause "fattness"--I am not sure about that though.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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I think that already exists in case law...but I don't know what the limits are--it is probablyl case-specific--because some medical conditions may cause "fattness"--I am not sure about that though.
Thyroid conditions can. I'm not sure about any others. If the obesity is caused by a medical issue, I don't think action should be taken against the parents.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I think nanny laws are bad for America.

If you want your freedom, you have to take the bad with the good. Every time a nanny law is passed, our freedoms are chipped away just a little more. Eventually, the tree will fall over and everyone will be asking how it could have possibly happened...

Let people raise their kids however they want. What your neighbor feeds their kids for dinner is none of your business. If you keep allowing your representatives to criminalize behavior just because you feel it's inappropriate, how long do you think it'll be before they decide that something you do is inappropriate, and criminalize it?

As the old saying goes, freedom isn't free...
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