10 Most Controversial Parenting Practices

3. Not restricting soda consumption

Why is it controversial?

Free-flowing soda (or "pop") has been linked to childhood obesity and dental problems, and it contains caffeine, which is addictive.

Is it really that bad?

Soda should be treated as a liquid dessert, not an any-time beverage.  It has no nutritional benefits and sets kids up for a lifetime of an unhealthy habit.