Paper: An Analysis of the Parental Responsibility as a Legal Terminology

Medical practitioners have related autism to the environment in which the mother of a child stays during pregnancy. “This is because the environment affects how the mother treats the baby and the odors and chemicals the baby ingests because of the air that the mother breathes.” For example, when a mother inhales harmful gases, there is a likelihood that the child will suffer from autism. In addition, the foodstuffs that the mother consumes during pregnancy also massively affect the chances of a child suffering from autism. Some parents fail to take responsibility of the health condition of their children and risk their children’s lives. Another way through which undermining parental responsibility can affect the social and medical condition of parents and children is the environment in which children grow. The environment is likely to affect the chances of such children to acquire obsessive-compulsive disorder. This disorder makes children to be highly nervous over certain things surrounding them. When parents identify such deficiencies in time, there are chances that they can come up with ways of controlling deficiencies. “Amore sensible approach might involve starting with a children’s book about dinosaurs. Read that book over and over until the child is no longer frightened. Then one might go to the dollar store and buy a packet of little dinosaurs. Hide them around and have the boy search for dinosaurs. Later, consider getting a bigger toy dinosaur. Then, after much play, take the child to a natural history museum to look at large dinosaurs. That could be one way to get rid of a fear one with OCD has” (Hudak 8). The above illustrations all indicate how responsibility of parents can massively affect the social and medical lives of children. When parents do not keep a close look at the food that children eat, it may lead to obesity....