Study Links Parenting Styles and Childhood Obesity

Picture this: it's breakfast time and an eight-year-old is refusing to eat fruit or drink his milk. He wants chocolate donuts instead. What's the most effective way for a parent to act in such a situation? And, how does the parent's discipline style affect the child's longer term health?

These questions are at the heart of a new study out Monday that links childhood obesity with certain parenting methods. Lead author Doctor Kay Rhee joins us to talk about the findings.

This program aired on June 5, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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