Parents Bad Guessers of Kids' Weight

Child's weight isn't obvious to many parents

It's not unsual for parents to see their kids through rose colored glasses, and that's apparently true even when it comes to how much they weigh.

The University of Melbourne surveyed thousands of parents and then weighed and measured their kids. The researchers found that nearly half the parents were wrong when they said their kids were of an average weight.

For example, 43 percent of parents with underweight children thought their kids were in the normal range. With overweight children, 50 percent of parent underestimated.

The researchers say there is a sex bias, with parents more likely to report their sons are too thin, while the girls were too heavy.

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