There's this girl on my Facebook friends who has a daughter that is 4 years old and wears a size 8/10 in girls clothes. She is FAT. That;s the only way to describe it. This poor little girl has a double chin and cankles! Her stomach is huge, her legs are huge, she even has fat hanging on her arms. I feel so bad for her! I can't help but think this is the result of crappy parenting. There is no reason or excuse for your 4 year old to be that fat! The poor child is going to have a wide range of health problems by the time she's a teenager. Not to mention the mean kids at school who will make fun of her, the self esteem problems she will have later in life and let's hope she never develops an eating disorder.
This goes beyond regular judging people for what they feed or do with their kids. Do you know how many calories this child must consume on a daily basis, and how little physical activity she must engage in, in order to be so horribly overweight at such a young age?
What do you think? Are fat kids a direct result of poor parenting? Is there anything that should be done about it?
ETA: This child does not have a medical condition and children who do have medical conditions causing them to gain weight are not included in what I mean by this post.