The Sun: Our legacy to our children

I had an interesting encounter with a parent recently. It went like this:

Recently, a parent even glowed that her humanity and humaneness flowed through from her to her adult child in the good works the latter did; vicariously taking credit for her child’s charitable work. I won’t argue with this but it did lead me to wonder what else should parents take credit for when it comes to their children?

It just so happened that a group of trainers were discussing on the same day that obesity in parents usually ends up with obesity in children, based on a 2004 study by researchers at Stanford. Should overweight or unhealthy or obese parents take credit for their child’s ill health as well? Obesity in children could lead to type-2 diabetes, asthma and hypertension, all of which used to be conditions only adults experienced.

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