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Responsibility

Posted in Uncategorized by idiotwebmaster on November 10, 2010

So San Francisco wants to tell you what your child should eat. They are telling McDonalds and other fast food places to make kid’s meals healthier. Should they do this? I think not. I believe the parents are responsible for what their children eat and do.

I teach my child that she cannot always have a Happy Meal. It is a “treat” or “special” and we do not eat these all the time. Luckily it is the nuggets she goes for, but the point is we do not eat this every day. Parents are lazy. They make up excuses for not parenting. If their child becomes obese or diabetic it is their responsibility.

If we want to change health care, we should penalize these “parents” with higher insurance premiums or rates for service. This may push parents to think more about their child’s health. It is unfortunate that we must penalize all the time. Maybe we reward those who parent well. Of course the only exception is a true medical condition not related to poor health habits.

Parenting means saying “no” to their children. It also means explaining why. Communication. Start early and often. Keep it positive. Kids are smarter than you think.

Bottom line is government must stop regulating every minute details of our lives.

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