Nearly two in five (38%) parents say their child suffers from anxiety, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association and conducted online by The Harris Poll.
Cox Communications announced the overwhelmingly positive results of a survey of Connect2Compete program participants, a program designed for low-income families in need of internet access at home. The vast majority of parents agree low-cost internet service at home gives children a leg up for high school graduation (91%) and helps students get higher grades (89%).
Ting, a top rated postpaid MVNO service and a division of Tucows Inc., revealed the results of its Ting Digital Family Lifestyle Survey, giving insight into parents’ thoughts, concerns, habits and rules around their kids’ mobile phone use. The survey covers topics that are important to those navigating parenting in the mobile digital age, including phone safety, content consumption on phones, rules around phone use, and the cost of keeping the family mobile. 1,565 parents with children under the age of 18 who have cell phones responded to the survey.
Parents want to give their children everything they need to do well in school, but often one thing gets overlooked: eye exams. This back-to-school season, The Vision Council, an organization dedicated to inspiring better vision for better lives, encourages parents to be proactive about their children’s eye health and schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eyecare provider, long before their first important classroom exam.
Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, parents are more likely to say getting their child to floss regularly (45%) or brush their teeth (37%) is challenging than they are about getting their child to make the bed (30%) or to complete homework on time (25%).
The line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, and as a result, many Americans are delaying financial liberation from their parents. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index revealed that more than half of Americans (53%), aged 21 to 37, have received some form of financial assistance from a parent, guardian or family member since turning 21, with one-third (37%) of them receiving money monthly and more than half (59%) receiving money a couple of times a year.
National polling released today by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Read Aloud 15 MINUTES shows that significant percentages of parents report their children’s popular technology use is routinely taking time away from reading and conversing, activities basic to fostering brain and communication development.
In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 can also aid in the development of mathematical skills. In addition, the survey found that only 14% of parents understand that swimming can help develop oral expression, and less than half of those surveyed understood that swimming can boost children’s social skills.
Of Americans who received physical education (PE) in school, a vast majority are active as adults and more than one-third are active to at least a “healthy level,” according to the Physical Activity Council’s (PAC) recently released 2018 Participation Report.
“The value of reading to our kids — for them and us — is reinforced by the growing body of research on the topic. Just last week, a meta-analysis of 19 studies published in the journal Pediatrics found that reading aloud was significantly beneficial to children and their parents.”
According to a new study conducted by The NPD Group, of the total dollars spent on kids in July 2010, 49% was spent on items specifically requested by the children. Most of the dollars spent on music, sporting goods and video games were on products requested by the child, with girls being more likely to request apparel and books, and boys to ask for sporting goods and video games. Almost two-thirds of dollars spent on kids came from their parents. Even in a non-holiday month, grandparents comprised 19% of overall spending particularly for the baby/infant, gift card, and toy categories. “Purchases for kids are a big part of a family’s budget. The way parents allocate their spending against their kids really varies by season, and is heavily influenced by the child’s age and gender, and this is important for companies that service the kids market to understand in order to best allocate their resources,” said Anita Frazier, industry analyst, The NPD Group.