Warmth and Dialogue From Parents Lowers Children’s Risk of Obesity

 “Parents rigid with rules, and skimpy on affection and dialogue with their kids, have a greater risk of children who are overweight, researchers in Canada say…

The researchers compared children whose parents were generally affectionate, had reasonable discussions about behavior and set healthy boundaries — authoritative — with those whose parents were strict about limits without much dialogue or affection — authoritarian…

The children reared by authoritarian parents had a 30 percent higher chance of being obese among children ages 2 to 5 and a 37 percent higher chance among kids ages 6 to 11.”

Article: Parenting style affected obesity regardless of income level, UPI.com

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