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    Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    So I been watching re-runs of this show on OWN and am starting to wonder if this is some form of child abuse. I mean these teens did not get this big without the help of their parents and it breaks my heart to watch them struggle and one of them even died. Or maybe all of them as this is a repeat of a show that aired on other networks.

    So my question is do you feel it is child abuse to overfeed your children and allow them to overeat to the point of being this obese?

    I know that in our culture sometimes cooking and feeding is the act of showing love but feeding your children to the point where it takes the fire dept. to get them out of the house and to the hospital is not love.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    it's not abuse, but its not a good thing. I think our culture is doing a pretty good job at reveling the bad things that happen as a result so people are informed so they can make better decisions.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    I think it would be abuse if it reaches a 1/2 ton, this is to the extreme and the parents should have called for help. That said, if this was due to a natural occurrence that was beyond the parents control then it is not abuse.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    So I been watching re-runs of this show on OWN and am starting to wonder if this is some form of child abuse. I mean these teens did not get this big without the help of their parents and it breaks my heart to watch them struggle and one of them even died. Or maybe all of them as this is a repeat of a show that aired on other networks.

    So my question is do you feel it is child abuse to overfeed your children and allow them to overeat to the point of being this obese?

    I know that in our culture sometimes cooking and feeding is the act of showing love but feeding your children to the point where it takes the fire dept. to get them out of the house and to the hospital is not love.
    Depends. Do those children have a medical condition? How old are they? Do the parents try to restrict them on what they eat and how much they eat?
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Yes I think it is child abuse.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yes I think it is child abuse.
    Without even knowing all the facts?
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    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.
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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    Have they tried the new mocha caramel double cream donuts at the Dunkin Donuts?

    That little fatty could get down on some of them.

    What do you all think about the fat girl relationship with the hunk who likes em heavy on Glee?

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    I would classify it more as neglect than abuse.

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    Re: Half Ton Teen: Is This Child Abuse?

    I've always been a little confused why not feeding your child (and thus leading to life-threatening conditions) is unanimously considered abuse, but letting them overfeed (and thus leading to life-threatening conditions) is such a gray area.

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