Don`t reward your kids with sweets

Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 13:51 PM IST

London: Parents who give sweets or snacks to their children as a reward for good behaviour could set them up for a life of obesity problems.

The widely-used tactic can lead to a bad adult diet, low self-esteem and eating disorders, says a new study, according to a news daily.

Researcher James Stubbs said: "The danger is that, as adults, they will see high-calorie foods as a source of solace."