200 pound 3rd grader removed from the home…did the government over reach?

A child in 3rd grade is eight years old. A Cleveland 3rd grader has been removed from his home because of his obesity. He weighed 200 which is more than double the size of a typical 8 year old. He is the first child to be removed from his home in Ohio for a weight related issue. His mother’s lawyer is saying this is a case of government over reach. Read the linked article and tell me what you think.


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  • virtuos and beautiful  On November 28, 2011 at 7:07 am

    They are blaming the mother for his weight and not the companies, stores, advertisements , and products that made the child obese.

    • Scarlet Snatch  On November 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      it is the mother’s responsibility to keep her child’s weight in check. Not the advertising company’s. The mother is responsible for feeding her children and making sure that they eat right and stay healthy. The stores and advertisements do not feed children, they do not put food into children’s mouth. Hell yea that kid has a weight problem and hell yea that mother should have done something. This is obviously medical neglect and that kid should have been taken away sooner because aparently the mother doesn’t care about how overweight her child is.

  • kristen hinkle  On November 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t know if removing the child is the right thing to do, however ultimately it is the mother’s fault her son is obese. He is not old enough to to be responsible for what he has been fed in the past. He doesn’t purchase or prepare his own food. I think the mother should have to take some classes on nutrtion and child development. I also wonder if she herself is overweight? Being a parent is about doing what is responsible not what is the easiest. I am a mother of 6 children and I can assure you, I haven’t always been their favorite person. 🙂

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