Grandparents: harmful to children’s health?

Yes you read that, according to a study by Scottish researchers, grandparents would have a bad influence on the health of children. That’s not going to please everyone, and that’s what came out of the data analysis of more than 18 countries on the influence of grandparents on grandchildren.

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In fact, grandparents would promote weight gain in children. It would seem that grandparents would tend to show their love or reward their grandchildren by offering them food on a regular basis. This combined with lack of activity and overeating, and now grandchildren who love to go to grandpa and granny are overweight.

Not to mention the cool grandparents who still smoke, even if the grandchildren are not far from them. Smoking in the room where they are accommodating children still exposes them to passive smoking which can also increase the risk of cancer in children and also show them bad habits not to adopt.

In today’s society, children are also increasingly entrusted to grandparents who help parents or who simply want to spend more time with their grandchildren. This is also why we see these harmful effects on children due to the time they spend with their grandparents. But do not worry, these results are not a reason not to send your children to see grandpa and grandma! We have to look at this and help grandparents change their habits to better manage their time with their grandchildren.

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