Maternal socialization of children's eating habits: strategies used by obese Mexican-American mothers.

@article{OlveraEzzell1990MaternalSO,
  title={Maternal socialization of children's eating habits: strategies used by obese Mexican-American mothers.},
  author={N Olvera-Ezzell and Thomas G Power and Jennifer Cousins},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1990},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={395-400}
}
Mexican-Americans are more likely to be obese than the general population, yet little research has been conducted on the socialization of eating habits in Mexican-American children. 38 obese mothers enrolled in a weight-loss program and their 4-8-year-old children were observed during mealtime and the mothers interviewed about their socialization practices. Mothers relied primarily on nondirective verbal control strategies during the observation. Child compliance was more likely to follow a… CONTINUE READING

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