And if you are yourself obese are you a neglectful parent as well? Well, in the case of a Scottish mother of six , yes you are. Social workers have moved to take into care a baby born to an obese mother who gave birth to her sixth child last week. The mother cannot be named for the protection of her children’s identity.She had already had another two of her six kids taken away because social workers feared that they were at risk of becoming obese. The 40-year-old mother weighed 322 pounds before falling pregnant. Do you think this was an extreme move or do you think those kids need protection form their obese mother?
In South Carolina Jerri Gray lost custody of her 14-year-old, 555 pound son Alexander in May. She was arrested after missing a court date to examine whether she should retain custody after doctors had expressed concern about her son’s weight to social services. Ms. Gray is facing criminal child-neglect charges.
When she was asked for an explanation as to how her son got so dangerously obese, she said she had to work full-time second and third shifts and that she would often buy fast food for Alexander because she didn’t have time to cook.
Do you think that parents who have obese children are criminals? Are they the only ones to blame? If you’re a parent, do you struggle to make your child eat a healthy diet? Do you think this is just a Western problem or do you know of people who have the same problems in other countries around the world?