Kids Today

September 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2004, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p66
The article reports that the kids are doing better overall today than they were in 1975, despite decline in a few areas. Here are some highlights such as today children are safer. The rate of preschool enrollment has improved since 1975. Emotional/spiritual well being continues to rise, after taking a plunge in the late 1980s. The number of single-parent households has steadily risen, causing deterioration in social relationships. Children's health has shown the most significant decline since 1975, due in large part to the rise in childhood obesity.


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