Quote from stevielynn
I think it can be a form of neglectful parenting (abuse). But we have to be very careful.
i have to agree with you, steph.
before a child is removed from his home, lots and lots of inservices, education, 1:1's, classes and the parents need to take these actions most seriously.
if the parents still don't understand the depraved environment in which they're raising their kids and all of the implications, then sadly, negligence/abuse is the issue at hand and consequences made accordingly.
and yes, a very delicate situation.
eta: i'm not talking about a physiological process, where the child has no control over their intake.
a thorough work-up would be indicated on the parents and the children involved.
comprehensive testing could only lead to the ultimate deduction and so, resolution.