As if life wasn’t already difficult enough for obese children, a recent study is suggesting that among the hardships they are likely to face throughout their life, one of their greatest impediments may be the treatment they are subjected to by their own parents. Conducted by researchers Adriel Boals and Amanda Kraha from the University of North Texas in Denton, the study doesn’t imply that parents of overweight children are going out of their way to be knowingly cruel to their kids, but rather that they’ve been conditioned to be less supportive or subconsciously smothering, behaviors that can conceivably further foster feelings of depression and low self-esteem later in that child’s life. Do you agree with the findings of this study? Have you dealt with the obesity issue in your own household? Watch the video and share your stories in the comments section below.