Withholding meals as punishment child abuse?
- 7 months agoBest answer
If it's not it should be, withholding food is bad for their development and most people in america believe that every child has a rite to safety, shelter, food, and education.
Unless they are being a pain, then withholding a meal once in awhile(like once a every other week) mite be ok.
Just remember that kids are usually more of a pain in the butt when hungry, I have worked in child care long enough to know that!
- 6 months ago
As with most things, it all depends on context.
- David SLv 77 months ago
If it's a case of "you either eat that or go hungry," that would not be abuse. If they're actually withholding food entirely at meal time, that's abusive.
- Full Circle 33Lv 77 months ago
Not if the kid is fat & actually you’d be doing them a favor
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- JohnnieLv 77 months ago
Yes it is.
- 7 months ago
For most children in America, it would be the opposite of abuse.
- BertstaLv 77 months ago
Not feeding a kid... that'll sound great in court