Hey parents, if you EVER doubted that it's your fault that your kid is fat, now there's even more proof that it is.
Guest blogger Jayne: In the past, I've lambasted fat parents for inflicting their poor, lazy, disgusting, obesity-inducing eating habits on their children. Well, now I am happy to say that I have even more proof that parents are pretty much solely to blame (except in the small instances of genetic issues or illness) for their kids packing on the pounds.
According to a recent study, it's not only what you feed your pint-sized porkers that's the problem -- it's your family's stress level that may actually DOUBLE the chance of your children being obese.
The study evaluated stress levels in 7443 Swedish families from the time their children were born until the children's current ages of 5-6 years old. 4.2 percent of the children were obese.
During the study period, parents reported various "stressors" from serious life events including family accident or illness, death, divorce, unemployment, or exposure to violence. They also reported stressors such as parenting difficulties or elationship issues; a lack of social support; and worries about children's health and development.
Is your stress level making your kid fat?