Here are 7 reasons to be RELIEVED if you are a parent in 2017. These 7 should calm your worries, and make you happy!
7 good news stories (for a change) :-
1) Domestic Violence has Plummeted to a 30-year low. Domestic violence against spouses and intimate partners in the U.S. fell by nearly two-thirds in recent years, reaching a 30-year low. Government figures show the marked declines began in 1994.
2) What Makes Teens Happy? Family Ties. Spending time with family, was the top answer to what makes teens happy, according to an extensive survey of people ages 13-24 conducted by The Associated Press and MTV on the nature of happiness among Americas young people.
3) Teen Pregnancy Rates are way Down. Since 1991, U.S. teenage pregnancy, abortion, and birth rates have all declined steadily in every age, racial and ethnic group, and in every state. And, theyre having less sex than their peers did 15 years ago.
4) Lower Lead Levels in Kids Levels of lead have dropped dramatically. In 1976, 88.2 percent of U.S. children had elevated blood lead levels compared to 1.6 percent today.
5) Less Smoking, Alcohol, and Drug Use for Todays Teens Teen drug use has declined by 23 percent since 2001, with reductions in the use of nearly every drug, including alcohol and cigarettes approximately 840,000 fewer youth using illicit drugs in 2006 than in 2001. High school students who had smoked one cigarette in their lifetime dropped to 54 percent, compared with 70 percent in 1991. The number of teens who had at least one alcoholic drink dropped from 81 percent in 1991 to 74 percent last year.
6) The number of moms breastfeeding is the highest its been in 20 years giving more health benefits to the child, a closer bond for the mother, and a lot of savings for families on tight budgets. The Centers for Disease Control noted that it also conveyed health benefits to women, including decreased risk for the most common form of diabetes, ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
7) The Divorce Rate has hit a 37-Year Low. Americas per capita divorce rate has declined steadily since its peak in 1981, dropping by one-third to its lowest level since 1970.
With all those reasons to be happy, mothers ought to have a great Mothers Day in 2008.
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