I read this article today and found it of interest.
It reminds me of the “old school” discipline, where parents would have their children move cement blocks from one pile to another. Just to keep them busy. This was before the age of the X-Box.
Obesity rates have tripled over the past 40 years for children and adolescents, raising the risk of diabetes and other health problems. Federal health officials say more than a third of American children are overweight; about 17 percent are considered obese.
I don’t know about this. These studies are talking about making 3 lbs stuffed teddy bears. What about the kids that wouldn’t think twice to throw the teddy bear to a playmate? What do you think?