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Praetorianus June 11th, 2014 3:22am

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?

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s4mm1 MD SLP
06/12/14 3:19 pm

100%! Affection is more important than anything else when it comes to development. Especially with infants and young toddlers.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/12/14 11:47 am

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?

s4mm1 MD SLP
06/12/14 3:17 pm

Lack off affection can cause more problems developmental wise than lack of food can. It's extremely detrimental and the worst form of abuse

dovirstrgn Austin
06/12/14 8:54 am

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.

thursday Kansas
06/12/14 3:07 am

Who is deciding if parents love their children enough?

elianastar FreeSpeech
06/12/14 1:40 am

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.

Emma Austin.ish.
06/11/14 11:56 pm

yes, if it's zero love, then certainly.
love is a basic need for the healthy development of a child.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
06/11/14 3:07 am

I don't see how bouncing around in foater care would be much better. And "love" is a hard thing to judge objectively, anyway.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/10/14 9:27 pm

Just an FYI, you should be able to close the first poll.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/10/14 9:35 pm

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.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/10/14 9:38 pm

Hit the thumbs up/down icon and the pop-up window should have the option. I run Android.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/10/14 9:41 pm

Hold on. Just realized that isn't possible. I know I've done it before, give me a sec.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/10/14 9:41 pm

Thanks, it worked. Should be documented better.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/10/14 9:42 pm

Oh, nvm then, guess it worked lol.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/10/14 9:45 pm

Well, obviously YOU don't get the option to close MY poll ;)

Antoinette Michigan
06/10/14 8:48 pm

No, love is a hard thing to judge.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
06/10/14 8:37 pm

no, because then they would be put into an even worse system

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/10/14 8:27 pm

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.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/11/14 5:46 am

I wish my parents would have bought me an Escalade as my first car. Does that justify taking kids that didn't get Escalades?

Liberty 4,032,064
06/10/14 8:24 pm

That's exactly what the state would do if it kidnapped them, I mean assumed custody.