Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Our job as parents influences our kids immensely as they grow and become independent, the way the talk, their manners and especially their weight! I personally do not see as many chunky/fat kids as I used to say... maybe 5, 6 years ago. My personal opinion is that some parents just give give give knowing that their child is going to be fat. They make them eat because it's time to eat? They give them fast food ALL the time. Wouldn't you want to change eating habits while you still can? It is your (the parent) fault if (your) child is fat. Sure, genetics play a part, but if you teach GOOD eating habits now, wouldn't that play a good part? I just can't stand people that leave it up to genetics for their excuse. Not only is the first 5 years crucial for learning, but it's a critical time for proper eating too.