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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Was this the kid?



    If so, I saw the episode. I remember the mom being pretty messed up in the head. She wanted to keep him dependent on her and she obstructed the health professionals trying to help him. When she was around, she treated him like a 2 year old and he acted like one too. It also seemed she enjoyed the attention, like a Munchhousen (however you spell that) by proxy thing. I don't know that I think it's abuse but the mom needs to be on meds or something.

    As a side note, when I comes to adults that let themselves get so big they don't leave the bed for years, I seriously wonder what mindset it takes to be ok with letting yourself live like that.

    Yeah, you got to figure there just has to be some psychological hurdle to literally wallowing in your own ****

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    YES, it is !!!!!!!!
    50-100 years ago, maybe not, but things change, as a specie, we improve, become more civilized......most of us, of course !
    Today, only a balanced diet will do.
    Education is part of the answer, at the least.
    Another part is love, not all of us have this..
    Solution ???
    Having read some more, its still abuse, this is obvious.
    The mother is not responsible, obvious again.
    The state should have stepped in long ago.....years ago....
    Society is guilty.
    Where are the law-makers ?
    Last edited by earthworm; 04-18-11 at 11:21 AM.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    I think it would depend on the situation. If one of the parents was doing it purposefully I think maybe one could make the argument. But if they're really trying to get their kid to eat better and either through genetics or the child's behavior they cannot get the weight down; then that wouldn't be abuse.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Was this the kid?



    If so, I saw the episode. I remember the mom being pretty messed up in the head. She wanted to keep him dependent on her and she obstructed the health professionals trying to help him. When she was around, she treated him like a 2 year old and he acted like one too. It also seemed she enjoyed the attention, like a Munchhousen (however you spell that) by proxy thing. I don't know that I think it's abuse but the mom needs to be on meds or something.

    As a side note, when I comes to adults that let themselves get so big they don't leave the bed for years, I seriously wonder what mindset it takes to be ok with letting yourself live like that.
    Yes. That was one of the kids they showed. There was also two other kids and one of them passed away. Agree with you about "Little" Bill's mother. It is clear she was a problem and she did enable him to the point that it was killing him. She never got over the death of her first child and I think that is why she treated her 2nd like this even though it was killing him. It is very sad. The doctor even flat out told him he cannot go home from the hospital to his parents house as it was a danger. She was the danger.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it would depend on the situation. If one of the parents was doing it purposefully I think maybe one could make the argument. But if they're really trying to get their kid to eat better and either through genetics or the child's behavior they cannot get the weight down; then that wouldn't be abuse.
    On the show after he had been in hospital the first time and was allowed to go home so he could lose enough weight to get to a treatment center/rehab? She would still bring him home all kinds of junk foods and things. He had to get to a certain weight before he could be safe for surgery and she was not helping at all. She was an enabler.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    On the show after he had been in hospital the first time and was allowed to go home so he could lose enough weight to get to a treatment center/rehab? She would still bring him home all kinds of junk foods and things. He had to get to a certain weight before he could be safe for surgery and she was not helping at all. She was an enabler.
    Agreed. Their's is a very co-dependent relationship. I'm almost surprised she even let him have the surgery in the first place.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    I do not think its abuse. I think its more like neglect. The parent is weak willed and as a result failed to tell their no.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think its abuse. I think its more like neglect. The parent is weak willed and as a result failed to tell their no.
    I do know there's something natural about teasing the little fatty. There's got to be some sort of pressure to stay healthy.

    I think I just wanted to post this rather than reply to a post.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I do know there's something natural about teasing the little fatty. There's got to be some sort of pressure to stay healthy.

    I think I just wanted to post this rather than reply to a post.
    people who degrade others becasue of their physical appearance are very insecure. it's natural for those types of people to tease "the little fatty" so they can make themselves feel better.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    On the show after he had been in hospital the first time and was allowed to go home so he could lose enough weight to get to a treatment center/rehab? She would still bring him home all kinds of junk foods and things. He had to get to a certain weight before he could be safe for surgery and she was not helping at all. She was an enabler.
    Well maybe she should get some help too. The kid makes a choice too though, and it could be tough to resist temptation particularly from a family member. But the doctor told him the score, he's aware of the consequences now. The mom probably needs to get some help herself, she most likely has problems of her own.
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