OPINIONS NEEDED . . . please!

(Taken from Shine)

“This week, a sad story out of Cleveland made headlines everywhere.

An 8-year-old Ohio boy, weighing more than 200 pounds,was removed from his mother’s home and placed into foster care. Social workers deemed that his weight — which is considered “severely obese” — was putting his health (and life) at risk, and that his mother’s inability to help him manage his weight constituted medical neglect.”

I care for children every day and have for for over 24 years and I am not sure exactly how I feel about this . . .

When is it OK for the law to step in and take over?

Will this put more stress on the child than needed?

Were all involved doing all that could be done to help this child before he was removed?

What are your opinions regarding this matter?


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