Strict parents - obese children

Strict parents - obese children
Strict parents - obese children

Researches said that parents who show respect and warmth within a framework of rules may help their children learn to make good decisions about food and exercise. Or it could be that strict parents create a stressful household where overeating becomes a comfort and escape, Forbes reports.


Other studies have shown the flexible parenting style , also called authoritative, has other good results for children such as higher achievement in school and lower incidence of depression, said John Lavigne, chief psychologist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago .


The study covered 872 children who were part of a group enrolled at birth in 1991 in a U.S. government study and followed for a number of years, Reuters reports.