What to expect around supporting pregnant teens

Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?

8 in 10 adults agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment in the baby’s health. Most adults feel pregnant teens should be required to attend prenatal visits or take parenting classes in order to receive state support. 9 in 10 adults feel that states should do more to require financial support from the baby’s father, but only half support their state providing paternity testing or legal help to get child support.

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Parenting tweens: Balancing freedom and supervision

Social media makes it both easier and more challenging to parent tweens

Two-thirds of parents agree that parents need to give tweens some freedom to make mistakes. 9 in 10 parents feel social media makes it easier for tweens to get in trouble. Mothers are more likely than fathers to monitor tween by reading their social media or tracking their location via cell phone.

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Delayed start to dentist visits: Parents need provider prompt

Lack of guidance may delay a child's first trip to the dentist

Over half of parents did not receive guidance from their child's doctor or a dentist about when to start dentist visits. Professional guidance was more common among parents with higher income, education, and private dental insurance. 1 in 6 parents who did not receive guidance from health care providers believed children should delay dentist visits until age 4 years or older.

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Parent views on registering children to be organ donors

Poll: Parent misconceptions may hinder child organ donation

One in 4 parents of teens of driving age say their teen is registered to be an organ donor. Misconceptions about medical care, potential suffering and cost are major parental concerns about organ donation. Only 17% of parents of younger children said they would like to learn more about organ donation.

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