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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in developed as well as in developing countries. Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. Only in rare cases is being overweight caused by a medical condition such as a hormonal problem. Children encounter several problems as they grow up with obesity. For example, Childhood obesity can profoundly affect children's physical health, social, and emotional well- being, and self-esteem. It is also associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life experienced by the child. There are several ways that a society can do to combat the rising problem of obesity in children. Curbing the childhood obesity epidemic requires sustained political commitment and the collaboration of many public and private stakeholders. Governments, International Partners, Civil Society, NGO's and the Private Sector have vital roles to play in shaping healthy environments and making healthier diet options for children and adolescents affordable, and easily accessible. It is therefore WHO's objective to mobilize these partners and engage them in implementing the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. WHO supports the designation, the implementation, the monitoring and the leadership of actions (World Health Organization, 2015). A multi-sectoral approach is essential for sustained progress: it mobilizes the combined energy, resources and expertise of all global stakeholders involved. Discipline teaches a child to follow the rules. The effective discipline uses many different tools, like positive reinforcement, modeling, and a loving and supportive family. Spanking can be an appropriate form of child discipline. It can be one effective discipline option among several in a
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