Many children ages 6 to 10, if left to their own devices, would eat
pizza 3 times a day, 7 days a week, or play video games for hours at a time.
That is because they have not developed control over their drives and
appetites, which can include cravings for specific foods, toys, and things, as
well as for praise and attention.
Parents who set limits for their children show them that they love
and care about them. The following suggestions may help you to set fair
and appropriate limits for your school-age children:
You can also help your children build healthy habits by being a
good role model. Your everyday actions greatly influence your child's
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 9, 2015
Current as of:
March 9, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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