What do you think about woman arrested for neglect of son weighing 555 lbs?

This is ridiculous!!!! What are your opinions? Is this neglect that she allowed her son to weigh 555 lbs at 14?

Asked By: SPW_83 - 5/22/2009
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I think that would be very neglectful. As parents, it's our job to make sure that our children are healthy. Not doing so IS considered neglect. But then, this all depends on what the fact of how much her son used to weigh. If he'd been obese all his life, then that would be a different story, but if we're talking about... More
Answered By: Kyle S - 5/22/2009
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Not only is it neglect, but it's also child abuse. Some people make the concept of forced sterilization sound good.
Answered By: Lucy LaLa - 5/22/2009
yes it probably is neglect but what about parents of anorexic teenagers? parents of kids with no curfew who spend their free time breaking into stores? what about the parents who work eighty hour weeks while their kids nuke pizza pops and play warcraft from after school until they put themselves to bed... More
Answered By: cheesebrady - 5/22/2009
That's neglect. It's like starving your child to death; you've a pretty good chance of dying.
Answered By: Academy& Clockworthy - 5/22/2009
Wrong. What is she supposed to do, set on him 24/7? Chain the refrigerator? Keep him tied to the bed to starve? Wouldn't that get her arrested for abuse also? When a kid wants to eat, they're going to find/sneak food. Also, it might not even be food. This sounds like a hyperactive thyroid gland and some doctors - like... More
Answered By: Ghost of Jane Doe - 5/22/2009
that is neglect because she allowed her son to overeat that friggin much and didn't do her duty as a mother to take care of him and keep him healthy. that kid has serious health issues now because mommy fed him fast food all the time and didn't give him healthy food. she neglected him she allowed him to turn that heavy... More
Answered By: peace everywere - 5/22/2009
Honestly, yes. but it's almost becoming a normal thing for kids to be fatties. It's gross. Maybe more mommies need to be arrested. ♥
Answered By: muergy_loves_ur_hat - 5/22/2009
At the very least it's absolute stupidity.
Answered By: righty - 5/22/2009
Her son does not drive a car nor does he have money nor does he go grocery shopping, ergo, the mother needs to make sure he is getting a healthy diet incl fruits and vegetables and regular Dr visits and trips to the gym to get that weight down, he is going to die unless someone helps him and she may just be uneducated... More
Answered By: Spindrift - 5/22/2009
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