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Dad unfit parent for refusing to take his son to Mc Donalds. Really?

Do you really think this has merit to have the court involved? What is wrong with people or better yet adults, parents?

http://nypost.com/2013/11/07/psycholo...

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    1. The whole subject of custody battles is depressing. A court must be involved when parents dispute the custody of their children, however. I'd say the court should give no weight at all to anything this "psychologist" says, because she's clearly partial. The father did the right thing, in my opinion. (I'm a father.) A parent should not indulge a child who throws a tantrum.

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      1. re: GH1618

        I agree completely, it just bothers me that a parent, either parent, would use something like this to try and discredit the other. Put your child first, I don't think the father was wrong at all. (assuming the facts as presented are true)

        1. re: jrvedivici

          "(assuming the facts as presented are true)"
          ________
          I'd rate the chances that the facts presented here are true as well below 50/50. We are talking about an unsubstantiated one-sided discussion of a custody hearing written up in the New York Post. Nothing about that screams 'reliable' to me.

      2. What a bunch of baloney! Setting boundaries is essential.
        This child will not starve from missing dinner.

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        1. re: melpy

          Nope, the child won't starve. But mommy dearest saw an opening and immediately called the child syhiatrist. (Thus ensuring this child's need for therapy for decades to come.)

        2. Custody battles do seem very sad.

          "Then his mom, vice president of the members-only online shopping site Rue La La, called the psychiatrist to report the incident, according to the suit."

          Can you imagine working for this woman?

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          1. re: ceekskat

            At least her employees can decide what they will/will not put up with. Poor kid is stuck.

          2. And the argument could be made taking the child to McDonalds represents cruel and unusual punishment, ... but the worst part of the story is the child being caught in the middle of the adult squabbles.

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            1. re: cwdonald

              I was reading the headline quickly and thought that he did take him and that was the problem at first.

              1. re: melpy

                Same here. "Confirmation bias" I think they call that.