Dad May Lose Custody for Refusing Son McDonald’s, Which Makes No Sense
This is why divorce can be so ugly. A court appointed psychologist told a judge that a New York dad was "wholly incapable of taking care of his son" because he denied his 4-year-old a McDonald's meal.
Obviously, this psychologist is insane which is sort of ironic for her line of work.
I have no idea what kind of husband David Schorr was but I can tell you one thing, he practiced some great parenting when he refused to cave to his son's tantrum over the fast food joint.
Schorr (who currently spends every other weekend and Tuesday evenings with his son) thought the boy was eating too much junk food so offered to take him to ANY place besides McDonald's. The boy threw a fit and chose to not eat at all.
“I wish I had taken him to McDonald's, but you get nervous about rewarding bad behavior. I was concerned. I think it was a 1950s equivalent of sending your child to bed without dinner. That’s maybe the worst thing you can say about it,” he reportedly said.
He did the right thing. No child suffers from missing one meal but learns a lot when they have a consistent parent who doesn't cater to ridiculous behavior. But instead of being cheered as a great dad, psychologist Marilyn Schiller filed a report with the judge (who is deciding this custody battle) suggesting that the dad should be denied his weekend visitation.
Has this woman ever dealt with a toddler or demanding child? They don't and shouldn't get everything they want.
Well, Schiller messed with the wrong dad because he's slapped this irresponsible therapist with a defamation lawsuit. Well deserved.
The mom didn't help matters at all. She immediately took her son to McDonald's. Big sigh.
I certainly hope the judge hears every side of this story because parents should be applauded when they set clear, consistent rules - not demonized for it. I'm on team dad.