Here Is an article about an 8 year old who was taken away from his Mom because he weighed 200 plus pounds. Do you agree with this? This should be only used as a measure of last resort, in this writer’s humble opinion. Weight loss is a tricky thing. If this Mom had been feeding him garbage all the time, not getting him exercise, then maybe he needed to be taken out of the home while he mother got counseling and help. But if he had been genetically predisposed to being big, well that is a whole different matter. Perhaps Mom could be taught to reduce his portions and make healthier meals.