Weighing in on Ex

If your child was becoming obese because of your Ex’s bad food & exercise choices, do you believe that removing them from their custody is the right answer?

The linked article (credit to CNN) doesn’t focus on custody between Ex’s. Its addressing obesity like it would domestic violence or neglect. However, apply it to a divorce and/or custody situation. Do you think that should be a factor in deciding the best interests of the child?

This is not a discussion that has come up in the years that I have been an Ex however, I am very cognizant as to what and how my children eat. I am big on portion control (insisting that the 9 year old to still eat off of the kid menu) and balanced meals. This isn’t to say we don’t have our occasional out-of-the-box-pasta-only-no-veggie dinner in our house. However, those nights are few and far between.

If your child was becoming overweight due to habits obtained or encouraged at the “other” house, how would you address it?

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