Work status and your kid's health

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Work status and your kid's health
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:50am

Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33089859/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 1:51pm
If you are working at WalMart, you are probably not working as a College Professor. It would seem to me that if you are not working as a college professor, you are not a college professor.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 1:51pm

<my kid asks for and gets a fountain soft drink (usually diet coke) when we're out.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 2:03pm

home.


i drink diet coke.

 

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:03pm
Yes, it's a crime, really. And that's why the states with the highest poverty rates also have the highest obesity and heart disease rates.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:08pm
To this day, my kids (who are now 12 and 14) will not drink juice unless it has been diluted with water.
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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:08pm

Yes, definitely possible. It's hard to say just from an article about the study.

37% sounds extremely high to me too, but then, I always find 2 hrs/day of TV astonishing too.

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:21pm

I KNOW! Why by the time we've watched our morning repeat of Star Trek that only leaves us an hour at night for House Hunters, Project Runway, So you think you can Dance or American Idol -- It's a travesty -- ONLY 2 hours?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:31pm
Lol. We're just not a tv-watching family, so I guess that's why 2 hrs a day sounds like so much to me. But I do wonder how school-aged kids have the time. Especially considering you guys are both so involved in theater.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:38pm

I gotta say that when dd was small, i.e. a toddler/preschooler, she easily watched 2 hours a day. First she watched Sesame Street for an hour in the morning so I could snooze an extra hour. Then by the time she had been to the playground had lunch etc but we still had 4 hours to fill before bedtime, she often watched Barney and another show, if not two. I did not have the energy to entertain her all the hours she was awake and she wasn't that good at playing by herself for more than a half or whole hour or so. Also, she never screamed when she watching TV - a wondrous thing.

By school age she hardly watched at all and she never really watched much TV except back when she was small.

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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:47pm

My kids don't like Sprite.

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