Should parents (of obese children) put their children on diets?
My opinion: I am completely torn. My children are not obese, so having never dealt with this expirience first hand it is hard for me to say. However childhood obesity is a big problem that creates even bigger problems for the children later down the road.
With that said, I think that if a child is obese, they should have more playtime (Activities) Sometimes tho, that does'nt help and the children actually NEED to be on a diet, BUT I think a food diet should be the VERY last resort.
As for children who are not obese, I think they should be able to eat what they want, when they want (Within reason of course) I have personally seen MANY cases of families where the parents tell their children "You can only have one of these now, and one before bed, and none of this or that between these amounts of time" and so on. This type of behavior causes children to sneak food, and gorge when they are alone, this is VERY unhealthy. but like I said it all has to be within reason.
There is too strict, and not strict enough... you have to find a happy medium and remember that every single persons body chemestry is completely different from anothers, so what is good for you, or for one child, might not be good for the next.
What do you think?
Answer by Olivia4116 at 1:42 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
Ohhh your right, this is a tough one. What ages are you referring to? Mine are still at the age where if I don't put it in the house, they can't "sneak" it. So if one of them were to be obese from their diet I would be able to nip it in the booty and already have better eating habits established before they were at the age of sneaking food. I can totally see your point about children sneaking food. Maybe it should be a point to keep it out of the house period just for that purpose? Mine have all been chunky when little and I chose to not deny them the "junk". They've so far turned out to be pretty well rounded with their eating, thankfully. They are allowed to eat whatever they want, whenever they want because of that.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:44 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
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Answer by AprilDJC at 2:01 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
I have to totally agree with that. If I had to redo one of my childrens diets we would all be redoing our diets. That just seems so cruel to eat stuff infront of them that they wouldn't be able to have.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 2:17 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
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