Should parents who treat their children with utter emotional indifference - they feed and clothe them and treat sickness, but give them zero love - lose custody?
100%! Affection is more important than anything else when it comes to development. Especially with infants and young toddlers.
For what possible reason? Demonstrable love isn't necessary for life or health, who gets to decide what the minimum required show of affection is?
Lack off affection can cause more problems developmental wise than lack of food can. It's extremely detrimental and the worst form of abuse
This question amounts to "Are emotions important?" Neglect and disconnection are how you produce sociopaths, so while I don't like the idea of taking children... yeah, maybe.
Who is deciding if parents love their children enough?
I've been abused. I've been neglected. Working thru trauma issues FAR easier than working thru neglect issues. Neither any fun but neglect worse.
yes, if it's zero love, then certainly.
love is a basic need for the healthy development of a child.
Can't prove that.
I don't see how bouncing around in foater care would be much better. And "love" is a hard thing to judge objectively, anyway.
Just an FYI, you should be able to close the first poll.
I don't see that option on either Web or the Android app. Either it's an iOS thing or I just haven't found out yet.
Hit the thumbs up/down icon and the pop-up window should have the option. I run Android.
Hold on. Just realized that isn't possible. I know I've done it before, give me a sec.
Thanks, it worked. Should be documented better.
Oh, nvm then, guess it worked lol.
Well, obviously YOU don't get the option to close MY poll ;)
No, love is a hard thing to judge.
no, because then they would be put into an even worse system
I'd say yes mainly because I know adults who had such a childhood and told me they wish their parents had showed them any emotion, they thought even anger would have been better than indifference.
I wish my parents would have bought me an Escalade as my first car. Does that justify taking kids that didn't get Escalades?
That's exactly what the state would do if it kidnapped them, I mean assumed custody.