According to the researchers at University of Florida, parent’s depression and their high level of stress can have bad impact on the quality of their children life and their effort to lose weight also suffer to some extent.
It becomes really difficult for the children to go for a healthy lifestyle when their parents are too much distress and depressed. Nursing the depressed parents can be the best way to help children.
Children need their parents support when they have to make life style changes as a way to lose weight. But when the parents themselves are struggling, it becomes really difficult for them to support he overweight children needs to go ahead with the healthy lifestyle and exercise programs.
For this research, 96 overweight or obese children and their parents being watched and made a comparison how bullying, depression and parents' well-being related to each child's quality of life (From Science Daily).