Originally Posted by Cosmo
Psychological abuse. Children should be taken away and given to someone else who actually cares. These "Parents" (I use the term loosely) are just pushing their own images of self-esteem upon their children.
They're going to grow up with massive psychological, body, weight and self-esteem issues.
It's not often I agree completely with what Matthew says, but on this occasion it's spot on for me. The irony in all this is that in an effort to promote a "healthy" lifestyle, they're actually ingraining highly unhealthy attitudes towards their bodies and the use of exercise, which when combined run the risk of serious health problems in future. Comments such as her being "fat" when being a healthy weight are a prime example of this, and seems to overlook the medical fact that you body needs a certain percentage of fat for you to actually live. Encouraging people to be healthy is one thing, and something I encourage, but this is taking it to another level entirely and I cannot condone it at all.