In a strange "darn if you do - darn if you don't" twist on family law meets health law, this story about a father who was deemed an unfit parent by a court-appointed psychiatrist, because he refused to treat his kid to McDonalds. This is rich especially since it is coming in the New York where the mayor has made a career of fighting fast food.
And lest you think such madness only takes place in the big apple, here is a story this story from Winnipeg which is even more galling:
A Manitoba mother was surprised last year when her kids came home from daycare with note informing her she’d be fined because the lunch she’d packed for them—complete with homemade roast beef, potatoes, carrots, an orange and milk—was unbalanced.
And the kicker for Kristen Bartkiw came when she read how the daycare had balanced the lunches: her five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter were each given Ritz crackers to make up for the missing grain required under the province’s school lunch policy.
With no zeros for missed homework, everyone is a winner attitude, no honor rolls, etc., and now this - teachers are doing their best to join the ranks of lawyers in terms of societal respect.