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New Study Shows Parents Are The Reason Kids Are Overweight

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Anyone who struggles with weight problem always has one question: where did it go wrong? For some, it's a health-related issue, for others it's emotional. There's never really a definitive answer as to what causes people to over-eat, but one thing is for sure: the problem of obesity is rising among children.

Usually, people try to explain this as the way kids are coddled today. Rarely is the word "no" uttered by parents, replaced by methods that are considered more friendly. This, in itself, causes a lot of controversy. What good is it for our kids to never learn how to accept "no" as an answer? Won't that affect them later in life?

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Since the 1970s, the percentage of obese children has more than tripled in the United States, this according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). One in five school-aged children is considered to be obese, but rather than finding outside factors, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is suggesting this problem stems from within the home, and more specifically, parents.

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