Lawsuit: Withholding Fast Food Makes Dad a Bad Parent
David Schorr intended to take his 5-year-old son out for a dinner date on October 30 but ended up being branded an inept parent by psychologist Marilyn Schiller in a lawsuit filed by the boy’s mother. Schiller suggested that Schorr is unable to care for his child and should have his parental visits reduced. At issue is an incident from the dinner date when the father, believing his son had been eating too much fast food, offered the boy his choice of eating anywhere but McDonalds, or to have no dinner at all.
Angry, the 5-year-old chose no dinner at all, causing Schorr to bring the date to an early conclusion and return the child home to his mother, Bari Yunis Schorr. The couple are in the midst of a contentious divorce. Schiller is a court-assigned professional who has been charged with evaluating the couple and their child.
The suit alleges that “The child, stubborn as a mule, chose the ‘no dinner’ option. On the way back to the mother’s building, Schorr continued to try and entice the boy into making a different decision, to no avail. Schiller has asked the judge in the case to either eliminate or limit the father’s weekend visits. (Derek Dowell – VNN) (Image: Flickr | deeds of the danes)