poodebunker: JesseL: This is one small area of parenting I haven't farked up too badly.Awwwww! If that lil wader is yours, double awwwwww!
syrynxx: It's no different than being an adult. If you have a sedentary desk job, you'll get fat vs. an active job. My fitness app on my phone says I burned 650 calories walking today to/at/from work, vs. my old job where I walked 30 feet to work. That's a pound a week; 50 lbs a year difference with no other changes.
wildcardjack: I did pretty good in elementary school when I had to walk three miles each way in Texas weather from melting shoes to frigid rain. I was still fat. Tallest boy in my age bracket, but still fat.In hindsight, I should have watched cartoons in the mornings and run to school. It's not like my parents were around.
Savage Belief: freetomato: The movie fat kid in 1971 looks positively svelte compared to some of today's kids. His mother was pretty over-protective if I recall correctly.Is that Agustus Gloop?
ikanreed: Dear god, stupid people:not everything is about "trying to dodge responsibility"Sometimes, and this is crazy, I know, we like to actually understand what changed in society to allow for the changes we see in individuals. Tools to help us shape future policy. It's not "common sense" because it's actually trying to understand aggregate problems rather than engage in reductionist dismissals.
freetomato: The movie fat kid in 1971 looks positively svelte compared to some of today's kids. His mother was pretty over-protective if I recall correctly.
big pig peaches: the_end_is_rear: JesseL: This is one small area of parenting I haven't farked up too badly.[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]What the hell is wrong with you??????He should be inside playing video games or watching reality TV!!!Don't you care about pharmaceutical company executives?They have families to feed to you know. And mansions to pay for.If this boy keeps being active and healthy he will not need to rely of various medications when he is older.You and your kind are so selfish.Always thinking of your own health and well being.And is that a river he is playing in? OMG, do you know how many germs are in there? And no shirt! What about skin cancer? You monster!
Gyrfalcon: NakedDrummer: Hmm.. Would be interesting to see results of like 3 kid families.The usual is:First kid: over protective. Clueless parents doing their best to keep kid safe. Ends Up Economics Major or something.Second: parents getting the hang of it. Some what moderate.Third kid: ok these rats are anything but fragile. Go mountain biking and play tackle football in the middle if the street. Good luck with your music major.Fifth kid (my sister): Just make sure Kennan doesn't eat anything sharp!
addy2: freetomato: The movie fat kid in 1971 looks positively svelte compared to some of today's kids. His mother was pretty over-protective if I recall correctly.Of course all the Fark nutrition experts and armchair psychologists will say this is of course true and point to their skinny kids as proof. Any way to pat your sad self on the back and look down on those other people who aren't as smart.
meat0918: Dahnkster: Shout to all my lost boys. Bangarang[kiddos1234.files.wordpress.com image 321x400][www.quickmeme.com image 410x308]Our ice cream guy makes them run a little bit before he stops. I think he's just an asshole, but maybe he's helping in his own way.
Dahnkster: Shout to all my lost boys. Bangarang[kiddos1234.files.wordpress.com image 321x400][www.quickmeme.com image 410x308]
ArkAngel: Not a causation, but probably a correlation between overprotective parents and a lack of physical activity due to fear of danger
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