Unhealthy weights can bring many negative consequences onto your kids.
The immediate effects of childhood obesity such as asthma, sleep apnea, joint and muscle pain should be obvious to all parents.
However, obesity in kids could also lead to other more severe health consequences including hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. They could even be an easier target for bullies in school which hurts their self-esteem and in some cases, academic performance.
You should always keep an eye on your kids especially when they are overweight to check on the red-alert symptoms as being brought up in the following video.