I came across this on Zite today. Truly, I do not understand who funds this kind of research.

In two studies out online in a special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care devoted to “Parental Influences of Childhood Obesity,” OSU researchers examined how parenting style — whether a strict but loving parent or a less-involved and more permissive parent — was associated with sedentary behavior.

Overall, they found that children who had “neglectful” parents, or ones who weren’t home often and self-reported spending less time with their kids, were getting 30 minutes more screen time on an average each week day.

via Parents — not TV — may determine whether kids are active or couch potatoes.

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