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Can a parent be charged with child abuse for allowing their child to become obese?
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by Wondering, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Jun 26, 2011
I was at a nail salon in Mountain View and saw a Caucasian daughter, mom, and grandma in pedicure chairs, all with the same body type and morbidly obese. The girl was about age 12 to 14 and some 250 pounds. They seemed to get along and treat the girl with respect. I had to bite my tongue on my way out as I passed the mom because I could not believe they allowed the girl to become so huge. Perhaps they believe it's a lost cause and the body type is in the genes? Can the child be takwn away from the parents? With extreme obesity there's always enablers. And yes, when my kids got chubby, we found ways for them to lose weight instead of taking them to sit for a pedicure.