Indulgent grandparents could be bad for kids' health

Indulgent grandparents could be bad for kids' health

For many kids, trips to their grandparents' house often means sugary treats or extra TV time that may not be allowed at home. But new research suggests such indulgent behavior can have long-term consequences. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that the spoiling of grandchildren by their grandparents may inadvertently have a negative impact on children's health – even their risk of eventually developing cancer. Researchers from the University of Glasgow reviewed 56 studies with data from 18 countries on the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. The data showed...

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