No parent starts out wanting to yell at his or her child. But somewhere along the line, usually in adolescence, most of us do. While it may feel good to vent our frustration when kids don't do what they should, it has some pretty serious psychological consequences for teens, including depression and behavior problems. It's not exactly good for the parent-child relationship either. Take a deep breath, grit your teeth, and know your alternatives.
The number of children who are terribly overweight is growing. Picture a 13-year-old boy of normal height who weighs 160 pounds or a 7-year-old girl who weighs 75. Severe obesity can leave kids with the arteries of middle-aged adults and health problems for life. The American Heart Association has issued a call to action. Parents and pediatricians need to step in to help break the cycle.
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