I don't think nuggets are a bad thing in moderation, but all the time it is. They are terrible for you if you eat them all the time! I have a really hard time with the mom saying that she could not convince her to eat anything else through her whole life. How about just saying no when she was 2? How about not buying them? A child will eat if they are hungry enough! That the mom was not able to control her child enough to get her to eat anything else isn't right. That isn't parenting. I am ok with the abuse claim on this. The mom may not have abused her child, but she knowingly allowed her child to abuse herself.
I'm not saying this is typical as in "oh yeah of course that happens!" kind of way...just saying i could see it happen.
I mean really if this happened when she was a little younger, like 13 or 15 and everything else about this childs life was fine and she had a good relationship with her parents, do you reallly think it would be better to take the child away from them and put her into foster care or to actually work with the parents to address the problem.
Or maybe i don't understand law....and parents who are charged with abuse don't always have their children taken away
No- they dont- it's simply a step in involving CPs- following up, therapy, in home visits etc. removal of the child would not be a first step except for sexual or physical abuse etc (generally). To me it would be important to have the charge so that if OTHER things came up say with the other children etc this is all documented. Someone is watching. This moms on someone's radar. NOT a bad thing IMO.
Ummmmmm. Right. That's why I wrote "up to and including". I really was just replying to carrie as she didnt seem aware that yes, this does happen.
I'm not suggesting they take this child. I'm suggesting they charge the mother with neglect. Do you know what that means?
At age 17 it is not abuse, at that age you can't force her to change her behavior unless she wants to change. From ages 2-10 or so when the mother could control what she bought and what she ate is a different matter. I'm not sure I would classify it as abuse, but I surely wouldn't call her mother of the year. My step-daughter just turned 18 and she is almost the same way because her dad allowed her to eat whatever she wanted. She will eat a few more things than chicken nuggets but not much besides ramen noodles, macaroni & cheese, hot dogs or maybe a ham or turkey sandwich. I have given up trying to get her to eat meals with us and she just makes her own food.
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It's called neglect. Child neglect. That's a charge.
And, please anyone else chime in, but I sure as he!! hope I'm not the only parent who plans on having control over what my kids eat WELL after the age of "10 or so".