By Bill Doyle

New research from Columbia University suggests the effects of soda on young children is making them violent and short-tempered.

According to Daily Mail,

A study found that boys and girls who had four soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to get into fights, destroy others’ possessions and physically attack people, compared with those who drank other beverages.

The sugar-laden drinks were linked with moodiness and difficulty in concentrating. The girls were as bad as the boys and the more soft drinks a child had, the worse their behavior.

I was lucky. It just so happened that all three of my kids did not like the taste of soda. I never had to deal with the effects it. If they did like soda, however, I would have a problem constantly giving them bottles of it, not only because of what Daily Mail suggests, but because it isn't all that healthy to begin with.

What is your policy on soda with your kids? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.