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Why does it seem like these days "only children" seem to always be fat?

Anonymous
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Almost all minus 1 of my kids friends that are the "only" kids are extremely overweight. Do you think that has something to do with it?
If your offened Im sorry just want others opinions.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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Motherof3inNJ
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I was an only child and wasn't overweight.

babyblue415
by champagne on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

i was an only child and i'm skinny

sthflachk
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM
It's just bad parenting sometimes imo. Can happen to kids who aren't singles.
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mewebb82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM
My husband was an only child and is skinny. I can't think of a single one of my kids friends who are only children and even a little bit on the heavy side. Most of them are actually closer to being underweight and a few actually are underweight.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM
I only know one only child and I'm pretty sure she's not eating right.
hplesha
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM
I am an only child and I've never been fat a day in my life other than when pregnant
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Sj218
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM
I don't think it has anything to do with being an only child.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM
My son is an only child and is thin as can be. Maybe you just have fat friends and their kids are genetically fatter.
illinoismommy83
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM

It could be in part because they are onlys. Take a sibling pair to the park and they will leave you alone and go play. Take an only to the park and it wants full attention so the park outing becomes less frequent.

Kerannmer
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM

My daughter is an only and isn't fat. We're an active & healthy-living family. I'm proud that she's 10 and she's already begging to go with me on my runs.

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