Tag: Science

This Is What Happens When You Tease Kids about Their Weight, According to Science

Some parents believe that getting teased at school might help their kid develop a thick skin—but if it’s about their weight, the ridicule actually only makes matter worse. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, teasing children about their weight leads to more weight gain over

Living with Children: Science doesn’t have all the answers when it comes to raising children

Q: I appreciate your traditional, call it old-fashioned approach to child rearing, but I’m a tad confused and hope you can help straighten out my thinking. I’ve been reading your column for maybe 20 years and have used many of your suggestions with success. Your recommendation that consequences be huge