Positive Parenting Can help Prevent Childhood obesity

New research from Penn State has found that children who have positive, early interactions with their parents, filled with warmth, responsiveness, and a stimulating home environment are at reduced risk of childhood obesity. The study, that appeared in the journal ‘Pediatrics’, analysed data from over 1,000 mother-child pairs and found that children’s early exposures to family psychosocial assets, including a quality home environment, emotional warmth from the mother, and a child’s ability to self-regulate — reduced the risk of developing childhood obesity.