Parents are being slammed for not recognising the signs that their child is overweight.
A study reveals that parents who DON’T weigh their children are at risk of failing to identify signs of childhood obesity.
It comes as 25% of Aussie kids are overweight, what should parents do?
A discussion on TODAY Facebook page saw parents in total disagreeance.
“What crap you don’t need the scale to tell you you are overweight. Throw out this idea stop giving kids a poor sense of self. Sleep healthy food and activity just stick to it!”
“What a great idea! Let’s give them body image issues from an even younger age!”
“Don’t weigh them if they look healthy and fit. If they’re starting to put on unhealthy weight, try to improve their eating habits. If that doesn’t help, that’s when you weigh them. Focus on health and not being “skinny”.”
“Weight and looks DO NOT justify what a person is. Could be the most loving nicest person you’ve ever met and what you’re going to be nasty just because on how they look?! I call that self centred and shallow. it’s the personality that counts not looks. I was always brought up to respect people wether they are a different shape colour or race. You should too. how about setting a example for your children and teach them respect.”
“Nope. You don’t need scales if you feed your child a balanced diet and ensure they are exercising”
” I know how much anxiety stepping on the scales causes me. Why would i want my children to feel that way? ”
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