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Seven year old & plastic surgery? A Missed Teachable Moment

Plastic surgery for a seven year old?? My response to the article in the Huffington Post:

Perhaps if the mom started giving presentations to PTA’s everywhere explaining the lengths she felt forced to go to in order to protect her child from being bullied then perhaps something positive could come out of this horrific coping mechanism chosen as a proactive interventi­on for her daughter being bullied. Otherwise, it is a teachable moment missed and no lessons taught to or learned by anyone at the expense of a seven year old’s physical discomfort. Once again the bullies receive the reinforcem­ent that their perception is correct and once again the bullies win. Warmly, Dr. Deah Schwartz, Leftovers To