This is a tragic story of parenting run amok. The little lad is 8 years old, and weighs 250 lbs. The pediatrician in the clip is advocating for more government intervention. I agree that removing him from his mother is a drastic step that should be the absolute last resort. On the other hand, something should have been done before he reached this level.
via jogbird on YouTube:
Of course none of us can know what this family is going through. I so agree with the Dr. that the best solution is one that keeps this family together. More programs and funding are definitely not the answer. Reinstating daily PE in schools is one immediately available solution. And allowing children to arrive a little early to school and play outside (something that used to be commonplace that is now disappearing) is another.
@StacyOnTheRight on twitter!
Meanwhile, elsewhere here in the US dogs are working out at Fido Fit Club:
Man it’s a wonderful world isn’t it?