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In child custody cases, should the obesity of a parent be a factor in the decision?

Poll Results: 1,823 votes
In extreme cases
No way!
Other (why or why not?)

Read more: Obese Man Loses Custody of His Children

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Alan Lambert
Saturday September 27, 2014, 1:50 AM

Hell to the NO!!!

Andrea A.
Friday September 19, 2014, 4:39 AM

I don't think so

Denise D.
Friday September 12, 2014, 7:28 PM

Ah, what a question! In extreme cases, if the obese parent is obviously not making good choices and those choices affect the child(ren) in a negative way, and that parent refuses to see how their behavior is affecting the child(ren), or refuses to get professional help, then yes, the obesity should be a factor. Subject to review if/when help is sought, of course.

Jennifer S.
Friday September 5, 2014, 1:30 PM

Agree with Mandeep too, said it perfect :)

john pierce
Thursday September 4, 2014, 3:50 PM

What Mandeep said, perfectly!

Renee M.
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 6:16 AM

In extreme cases since it can be an indication of poor choices and poor decision making.

Mandeep Chhabra
Monday September 1, 2014, 7:40 PM

The only thing to be considered during custody cases is the ability of the parent to provide a loving and secure home for the child to thrive in.

Ashly T.
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:21 PM

This is an interesting question. I wonder what caused the asker to think of it?

Rhonda Broes
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:33 PM

Obesity has little to do with good or bad parenting.

Carol Johnson
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:25 PM


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