Awhile back I did a post in my No-Nonsense Nutrition Report about a girl who ate only ramen noodles and was extremely unhealthy as a result. In fact her doctors said that the 18 year old had the health of an 80 year old! You can read it here.
I believe nutrition is the foundation of good health and as parents, it is our responsibility to provide our children with the highest quality foods as well as teaching and showing them how to make the healthiest choices. So, as far as I am concerned, the parents of that 18 year old girl were abusing their daughter by giving in to her demands to eat only Ramen noodles. Sadly, now she is paying the price.
Well I just read another article that shocked me almost beyond words. A “morbidly obese” two-year old child was given bariatric surgery in an effort to get him to a healthy, normal weight. A two year old?? I know it sounds incredible and ridiculous, at least to me, but here’s the article.
Not only are the parents being abusive by allowing a 2-year-old, who can only eat what is provided for him, to get to this point, but doctors who would perform such drastic surgery on a young child rather than helping to teach parents how to properly nourish their child are beyond abusive!
If a child has already gotten into some bad nutritional habits, changing them may cause some tantrums and outbursts, but so what? In the long run you will have a healthy child who has been taught how to properly nourish himself. As parents, that’s definitely a critical part of our responsibilities. I offer suggestions for ways to do this in my book, Entrepreneurs for Eternity.
What do you think about this extreme solution?
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