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Alaezia
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WrathofGod
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Parents shouldnt burden their children with their obesity problems

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Started: 3/7/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Alaezia

Pro

Parents should not burden their children with their obesity problems.
1). They prevent their childen from going out of state for college if desired.
2). They leave other children a window for bullying them
WrathofGod

Con

Rebuttle:

1. Parents who suffer from obesity are right to share this burden with children, regardless of the consequences. College age [aka adult] children deserve to know the truth, and the consequences their families may face. If this changes their decisions it is their own choice.

2. Bullies can see that a kid's parents are fat. Educating one's child about this disease puts bullying in context, and helps them understand. Teaching a child about your health condition is not burdening them.

Debate Round No. 1
Alaezia

Pro

Parent obesity causes loss of parental rights
Obesity is a major medical deficit in America. If the parents are extremely over weigh, then they aren't capable of taking care of the children, there aren't able to go outside and work and other things of that nature. The parents have created a window of embarrassment for their children, which can also lead to suicide for the children if the harassment is too harsh for the child to bear. Parent obesity causes loss of parental rights. Parents can loose their parental rights for the mere fact that they aren't capable of taking care of the child. And separation of the child and parent can impact the child deeply.
If a parent is obese your not teaching your child about their disease, your showing what not to do, and what not to be, which is double messaging. For example if you are drinking and you tell your child not to, how are you supposed to inform them that this wrong when your continuing to drink. Childrens training grounds are based from home. Your children are supposed to take after you in positive ways. How are you teaching your children what no to do when you continue to do it, and by the time you actually get it in your child's head that this isn't the way to go, your gone from this world your self for over eating! As you can see there are many reasons why children are burdened by their parents obesity. When parents are in and out of the hospitable, the financial capabilities take a toll on the child, especially when it deals with getting things they need and sometimes what they want.
WrathofGod

Con

The CDC (2012) defines obese as being over 200lbs and less than 6ft tall. Most stocky men are "obese", and you are saying that their weight makes them incapable of parenting, when it doesn't even prohibit them from playing sports in most cases. Also 1/3rd of Americans are obese (CDC), what youre suggesting would take children away from 30% of our country and put them in foster care.

Obesity is a consequence of a national disregard for diet, not immorality.

Debate Round No. 2
Alaezia

Pro

I said that parents shouldnt burden their children with their obesity problems just because people that are over 200 pounds and less than 6 feet tall are considered obese, doesnt mean they have problems, but those who do have problems shouldnt burden their children with their obesity.
WrathofGod

Con

WrathofGod forfeited this round.
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