Should parents who let their young children become obese face repercussions? I'm not saying to take their children away, but should they be instructed on how to help their children's eating habits? Or given some form of intervention to hopefully assist their child?
My view is more of a medical standpoint. Childhood obesity can shorten a child's life 14 or more years. They can get diabetes, hardened arteries, and high blood pressure, just to name a few things. It is fairly preventable.
I also understand it's hard to cook a home meal or feed a family with healthier food, since it takes more time, energy to look for healthier choices.
Essentially, what can we do to encourage healthier weights in our children? Whether through reward or consequences?