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#255932 7-Sep-2019 09:58
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An unnamed youngster from Bristol has been left blind and deaf at the age of 14.

His doctor reported, “His diet was essentially a portion of chips from the local fish and chip shop every day. He also used to snack on crisps – Pringles – and sometimes slices of white bread and occasional slices of ham, and not any fruit and vegetables.

“He explained this as an aversion to certain textures of food that he really could not tolerate, and so chips and crisps were really the only types of food that he wanted and felt that he could eat”

It's a very rare case of ARFID (avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder) reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine

"The risks for poor cardiovascular health, obesity, and cancer-associated with junk food consumption are well known, but poor nutrition can also permanently damage the nervous system, particularly vision. It is rare in developed countries. The condition is potentially reversible if caught early. But if left untreated, it leads to permanent blindness."




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  #2312122 7-Sep-2019 10:11
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Watched a doco, can't remember if it was 60min or 20/20 but a few kiwi kids have this too, and same thing one kid was almost blind from a poor diet of nearly zero nutrients.


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  #2312144 7-Sep-2019 10:54
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Bad parenting

 
 
 
 


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  #2312146 7-Sep-2019 10:58
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Loser parents no other reason!

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  #2312191 7-Sep-2019 11:10
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Linux: Loser parents no other reason!


Not necessarily - OP says the kid had a recognised eating disorder. Would you say that bulimia or anorexia in a teenager was caused by bad parenting?




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  #2312194 7-Sep-2019 11:16
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The bad parenting component comes in when it gets to the point it has without intervention.  I see this so often with extended family kids only eating chips and tomato sauce.  I remember being the same myself to be honest, and my folks would just accept it and move on with their more important business of chatting with friends over coffee and cigarettes.  


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  #2312195 7-Sep-2019 11:26
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Linux: Loser parents no other reason!


Not necessarily - OP says the kid had a recognised eating disorder. Would you say that bulimia or anorexia in a teenager was caused by bad parenting?


Every second kid seems to have some type of disorder these days so the parents can't be blamed for crap parenting!

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  #2312196 7-Sep-2019 11:26
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We simply don’t know what role the parents may or may not have had. They may have been fully aware of his disorder and been unable to do anything. What are they expected to do - put him in a straight jacket and force feed him?

I have no first hand knowledge of eating disorders but I do believe that parents of kids with anorexia for example are usually fully aware and often totally unable to help their child. It strikes me that this disorder is not too different to anorexia.

In the absence of more info, to dismiss this case as poor parenting seems simplistic.




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  #2312197 7-Sep-2019 11:29
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My old flatemate of 2 years worked as head counselor at a very high end school here on the north shore she was very qualified to say what caused many kids issues! Not all

Loser parents!

Edit: She also worked at one of the lower decile schools and same thing some people should not be allowed to breed

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  #2312203 7-Sep-2019 11:35
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Linux: My old flatemate of 2 years worked as head counselor at a very high end school here on the north shore she was very qualified to say what caused many kids issues! Not all

Loser parents!

Edit: She also worked at one of the lower decile schools and same thing some people should not be allowed to breed


There’s some “kids’ issues” which could certainly be down to poor parenting - then there’s recognised eating disorders which are a psychological and mental health issue.




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  #2312220 7-Sep-2019 11:57
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It’s great to see that some can just come up with the reason with no real research into what causes these disorders and put it down to bad parenting.

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  #2312222 7-Sep-2019 12:08
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For all we know the parent tried and couldn't get meaningful help. There are literally kids will starve themselves to death without professional help, no amount of "good parenting " can help a child with leukemia why do people assume mental illness is any different





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Linux: My old flatemate of 2 years worked as head counselor at a very high end school here on the north shore she was very qualified to say what caused many kids issues! Not all

Loser parents!

Edit: She also worked at one of the lower decile schools and same thing some people should not be allowed to breed

 

If that (the bolded part) was her view as a ‘head counsellor’ it doesn’t say much for her counselling skills and professionalism. In that case, her opinion and attitude to ‘kids issues’ isn’t worth a bean.





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  #2312229 7-Sep-2019 12:25
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Dial111: It’s great to see that some can just come up with the reason with no real research into what causes these disorders and put it down to bad parenting.

 

This. I feel as annoyed as many others by what I consider to be poor to average parenting, but I also find it pretty annoying when people jump to conclusions that this is automatically (solely) bad parenting when there isn't any information to confirm this is the case. 

 

There is a great saying that goes along the lines of "I was an awesome parent..... Until I had kids". 

 

The things I have compromised on with my kids for a variety of legitimate reasons is far beyond my comprehension from me 10 years ago. 


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  #2312231 7-Sep-2019 12:31
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I actually believe that there may be a fair bit of bad parenting - it’s just that the case raised in this thread isn’t necessarily an example or a result of it.





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  #2312234 7-Sep-2019 12:40
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This came out a few days ago, Is NZ based by someone in the field:

 

 

 

https://thespinoff.co.nz/parenting/06-09-2019/why-hungry-parents-make-for-hungry-kids/

 

 

 

 





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