Alert! Strict Parents NOT LINKED to Fat Kids

Cathy Arnst

A new study in the medical journal Pediatrics got a lot of buzz last week, because it seemed to be saying that strict parents would end up with fat kids. That's not what the study says at all, however, though you'd never know it from much of the media coverage. Just take a look at the headline on the Reuters story: Disciplinarian Parents Have Fat Kids-US Study. Or this one, from the AP: Strict Parenting Linked to Overweight Kids

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