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New Landing Pads for Helicopter Parents May Help Kids Slim Down

Hovering parents may think they are keeping their kids safe, but this may be a trade-off with health. Kids who run and play less are at risk for gaining too much weight. Look at how some researchers are evaluating public parks in order to address parental concerns. The goal: make parks safer so our kids can be healthier.

“Hey Bobby, Slow Down!” Helicopter Parents Can Impede Child’s Ability to Play

Parental safety concerns may prevent children from getting good exercise, according to a new North Carolina State University...Read More