The British “Daily Mail” reported that a new study in the United States found that parents always force their children to eat every meal, which is likely to increase the risk of life-long obesity.
Professor Kelly Post, of the University of Illinois, and colleagues conducted a questionnaire survey of 497 parents of children aged 2 to 3 years old. The content involved parents’ treatment of negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness, and irritability, and whether they encouraged “forced”. Feeding, whether to talk when eating, etc. These parents also self-tested depression and anxiety. It turns out that parents who are insecure are more likely to become distressed or to ignore their emotions when dealing with their child’s distress. Regardless of the child’s negative emotions, punishing the child and forcing the child to pause the disc will make it easier for the child to find comfort from fast food, salty snacks and sugary drinks. Children who do not learn how to regulate their emotions are more likely to love unhealthy foods and increase the risk of obesity.
The new study also found that telling children to “eat the meal clean” or “eat three more meals, you can eat dessert” will give the child an error message.
Professor Poster pointed out that taking “forced feeding”, punishing children or not listening to children’s negative emotional problems will eventually affect the child’s concept of diet (ie the relationship between children and food). This insecurity can lead to childhood obesity problems. In addition, children who eat in front of the TV are more likely to eat fast food such as fast food than children who chat while eating with their family. Professor Post suggested that in addition to letting children “do as much as possible” in eating, parents should not force their children to eat, but also let children develop good eating habits and eat less snacks.