Childhood Obesity… it’s their parents fault

Childhood Obesity:

It’s their parent’s fault

Alright, so I asked SSgt Brown to give me something to blog about and he told me to write  about parents responsibility for childhood obesity. I honestly laughed at the idea because fat people make me laugh. Not because their fat but because I’m skinny.

Let’s get into it. Alright so think about the kids with no neck, walking around tired. What child is tired? It makes no sense that a six year old child is walking around outta breath. Now you’re thinking wow she’s ignorant, but no the parent of that six year old child is ignorant for allowing their child to overeat themselves into obesity.

It’s sad to see a child who hasn’t even seen the world struggle with being bullied for something they can’t control yet. The facts are: 1 in 3 children and teens age 2 to 19 are considered overweight or obese, 2 out of 3 don’t get any daily physical activity, and 7 hours is the amount of time kids spend in front of TV or computer screens daily. As a result many children in America suffer from childhood obesity, and overweight preschoolers are 5 times more likely than normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults.

But who is really to blame for this… THE PARENTS OF THESE OBESE CHILDREN! It’s the parents who overfeed these children. It’s the parents who let these babies eat whatever whenever and are not monitoring their children’s eating habits. It is the parents who are not making sure these obese children are getting some sort of physical exercise, whether its just going on a walk with their child or going to the playground to have a nice family day. Blame the parents for the children having more weight on them than they can handle. And as the statistics read these children are five times more likely to be obese in adulthood simply because of their childhood obesity.

The children get bullied for something that they thought was normal because at home their parents make them think they’re okay while being obese. But the reality is that childhood obesity is NOT okay. These children if they continue with their obesity can go on to have further problems than just obesity. Being bullied because of something you thought was normal leads to depression, depression for many leads to self-mutilating behavior (e.g cutting, suicide attempts and gestures). All of which could have simply been prevented had the parent of this obese child/adult had stepped  in and said “Listen child of mine, I know that you have a problem with overeating, but I want you to know that I am hear to help you”.

I think if parents took more time to actually pay attention to their child, then childhood obesity wouldn’t even be a topic of discussion. Childhood obesity is very relevant and living in America it always will be. We as Americans, parents or not, need to take heed to the issues that America suffers with the most and be more attentive to the children. Alright SSgt Brown, how was this blog?

Thanks for all that read through this blog, I appreciate the support and I always will.

Much love,

Najiyyah.

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