Monday, September 16, 2013

Parents in Denial about Children’s Obesity

A University of Michigan survey looked at the fact that many parents are not aware their children are obese, despite the fact they're extremely overweight.  It has gained a great deal of attention because many looking at the issue from the outside wondered how can a parent not know an obese child has a weight problem?  But this is not unexpected.  Parents are often not the most objective appraisers of their children.  Whether its sports, academics, or appearance, parents want to see what they want to see and they often hope there might be big changes.  One of the big issues with obesity is there is a great deal of denial. 

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