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Should the parents of the morbidly obese young children on the Maury Popovich show be charged with child abuse?
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Answer . This would depend on the situation, but if you feel you are being abused at home the best thing to do would be to inform someone you trust, a teacher, or counselor…, maybe even the principle of your school. Make sure it is someone that has the authority to take action and make sure that you are safe.
The first thing that you can do is try to get closer to that family, and find out the degree of the abuse that is going on. If you are close to the abusive parent, you may act…ually be able to deter them from this behavior. Before you contact Child Protective Services, be sure that it is in the best interests of the child. Some slightly heavy-handed discipline will not be worth separating the child from his parents over. All the same, if a is parent vigorously beating or molesting the child, then that child needs to be removed from the situation as soon as possible. Hopefully, there will be another family member willing to care for the child, so that s/he doesn't have to enter the foster care system.
yes it is!
How do YOU define"non-abusive?" If a complaint is made against you and the subsequent investigation discloses that there is probable cause to believe that it is true, yes, you… can be charged.
No. tom is.
The same way anyone else gets pregnant. Through sex with a male that is fertile. Other than that - in vitro fertilization. I know I was morbidly obese when I got pregnant and …I have a healthy son and I had him without needing a c section. It was a long labor but he came out healthy. I know others who are obese who also get pregnant the natural way through sex.
No, childhood obesity is not abuse. Often obesity can be caused by genetics or thyroid problems or poor eating habits. The child should receive a good physical by a doctor and… put on a more well balanced diet and a proper exercise program. Some family may not have the financial means to provide a complete healthy diet for their children. Obese children can often become depressed because their peers tease them at school. Exercise is the best way to take off the pounds and the child's parents should get involved with the child when exercising and often one or both parents may be obese themselves.
mother or father?
They are overwhelmed in some cases.
One becomes morbidly obese by chronically ingesting more than one metabolizes. There are genetic syndromes where one can be morbidly obese. These include Prader Willi syndrome… and Bardet Biedl Syndrome, Cohen syndrome, others.
Not per-se, but Obesity takes the (cake) as the most widely-ridiculed physical health condition among children, even outstripping nicknames tossed at the Visually impaired ( s…uch as Four Eyes, Glasses-Face, Batman (derisive), Blindbat and so on) Maybe because Obesity is visible. Some handicaps and health problems, deafness, for example, are not visible to the naked eye or even in photographs. That is why there are no slang terms for deaf people- unlike Fatso, whale, blimp, ....
It all depends on the case. It can happen if you have enough evidence and a good lawyer.
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They should tell a teacher or a policeman soon!
Absolutely not! The children's well-being and safety should always, always, be the most important issue.
A morbidly obese person is someone who is very overweight to the point that it can often cause a shorter lifespan and health problems. According to the BMI scale: Underweigh…t: < 18.5 Ideal: 18.5-24.9 Overweight: 25-29.9 Obese: 30-39.9 Morbidly obese: 40-49.9 Super morbidly obese: 50+ BMI (Body Mass Index) is a calculation of height and weight.
No, the whole family should get help.
In order for a person to be considered as being morbidly obese, they would have to weigh at least one hundred pounds over their ideal body weight. A person's ideal body weight… is based on their body mass index.