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Your parenting style could make your kids pack on extra pounds

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera
 

You might not have put the two together but according to a news release by the American Heart Association, how strict you are can affect your child's weight.

Are you rigid with rules and light on affection? (authoritarian style) You could be increasing their chances towards obesity.  

  • Children 2-5 years old who had authoritarian parents had a 30% higher chance of obesity
  • Children 6-11 years old who had authoritarian parents had a 37% higher chance of obesity

Nourish Thought for the Day:  

Parents, you are the biggest influence on your child's well-being in more ways than we realize.  

 

 

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