...but in this case I couldn't agree more. "ebbv" writes:
So the question here is really, is having a 550 lbs 14 year old son child abuse?
To answer this I think you only need to look at the reverse side; what if the boy weighed only 75 lbs. There'd be no question malnourishment and starvation would result in jail time. Thus we obviously have a line for "too skinny" where it becomes abuse. The only question then becomes, is there a line for obesity? I think the obvious answer is yes.
So do I, and it's WAAAAYYYYY before your 14 year old hits 550 pounds!