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Old 03-13-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default Homework contributing to childhood obesity, parents say

http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200...6.htm?tasmania

WHAT!!! Yes I'm so sure the 0.5-3 hours of HW(depending on grade level) is what contributes to childhood obesity.

It couldn't be:
1. Stuff these parents might be feeding these kids.
2. Letting them play video games/watch TV all day.
3. Not making them sleep enough.

This just burns me up, instead of finding external factors to blame maybe these parents need to look at what they are doing in their own house first.
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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Wish they had that study when I was in grade school......would of helped get out of homework....

Next study....cutting budget for gym class and making kids sit in chairs for 8 hours a day not helping either.....that and the Candy Bar and Coke machines in school....
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Not much of a surprise really. Parents have been looking for ways to shirk responsibilty for their kids for quite some time. My wife brings me stories everyday of how the parents blame the teachers for poor performance in school. Why not blame homework for obesity? It obviously is not because the parents are letting the kids raid the cookie jar. Maybe if mom and/or dad took some time to help the kids with homework grades would improve and homework jwould get finished faster. That way, kids can go out and play with mom/dad, stay fit, bond, grow up to be repsonsible people, raise their own kids the same way. Maybe this is too much to ask, sorry for the digression.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:40 AM   #4
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I read somewhere that this generation of kids is pretty much the most spoiled and demanding that has ever been....generation of parents growing up with probably not much....now having more money...and wanting to spoil their kids....especially if they are working long hours and not around....so they let them do whatever they want...and their kids are never to blame because they are most worried about hurting their feelings and not being loved by them.....can't wait till they all graduate and have to fend for themselves.....want to teach a person how to swim...throw them in the pool. At this rate our society will be so soft that even Canada could march down and take over.....especially if American Idol is on......

Ha....side rant....but too much fun.....

How is having an obese kid not child abuse?? No...can't spank him and put a little bruise that heals...but give a child diabetes and heart issues...sure no problem.....
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My son is now 3.5 years old and I have developed a theory on this. Parents instinct to feed their children is huge. Children know if they hold out long enough their parents will break down and give them the "good stuff". I think if parents offered a plate of healthy stuff to a kid and that was the only option or the kid would not eat things would improve, but most parents don't have the stones for that and I admint it is hard. It traumatizes my wife, and my mother in law look at me like I am Satan. Then there is school, not sure what to do here and my kid is in a Berkeley montosori and still juice and crackers are considered healthy and I was met with funny looks when I suggested otherwise. It pisses me off that we are systematically lied to by people paid off by the packaged food industry, speaking of systematic lies how about Haliburton moving to Dubai

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It pisses me off that we are systematically lied to by people paid off by the packaged food industry, speaking of systematic lies how about Haliburton moving to Dubai

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.....can't wait till they all graduate and have to fend for themselves.....
Mike, keep in mind that when these kids graduate, a portion of them will have graduated without learning how to read or write their own name. No Child Left Behind is taking care of that.
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Mike, keep in mind that when these kids graduate, a portion of them will have graduated without learning how to read or write their own name. No Child Left Behind is taking care of that.
Yeah,..another great program for not keeping kids accountable for doing any work...but that's ok...in the future computers will do all the thinking for us....and that's why eventually they will take over the world and we will live in a Matrix/Terminator reality...as we will become the weaker species.....now off to go live in a cave and hide....
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:23 AM   #9
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as a publik scool teacher i cann tel you that are childrens ar in godd hands and dont need homwork. there parrents mak them fat with shugar and bad foods. they need to spent more time plying games and talking and no sitting on they"re fat assets doing usles homewerk. English is a easy languagge to learned they just need to try harrder

Oh, Haliburton pisses me off as well.
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I read another study that said kids gain weight in the summer, though.
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