Parent efforts to teach children about gratitude

Teaching children gratitude

Four in five parents agree that children today are not grateful for what they have. Three in four parents say it's a high priority to teach their children gratitude. Two in three parents involve their children in volunteer or service activities.

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Sharing too soon? Children and social media apps

One-third of children ages 7-9 use social media apps

Parents say half of children 10-12 years and one-third of children 7-9 years use social media apps. 1 in 6 parents are not using any parental controls for their child’s social media apps. 1 in 3 parents say their child has been taught in school about safe use of social media apps.

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Parent views on fast food and family meals

1 in 5 parents say kids eat fast food more often since pandemic

Around one in five parents say they are often too stressed to cook. One in six parents say their child eats fast food at least twice a week. Three in five parents try to limit unhealthy items when their child eats fast food.

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How a year of COVID influences views on start of school

COVID influences families' back-to-school worries

Over half of parents say at least one aspect of the 2020-21 school year was worse for their child than the prior year, while 1 in 3 say at least one aspect was better. 4 in 10 parents say their child is more enthusiastic about the 2021-22 school year than last year. 3 in 5 parents say their child would feel safer if most students and teachers were vaccinated against COVID.

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