Warning signs of a mental health issue? Percent of parents who would be concerned about their adolescent if they noticed the following signs: frequent comments about being worried or anxious (65%), moodiness (64%), decreased interaction with family (63%), drop in grades (61%), change in sleep (53%), or change in eating patterns (49%). Source: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 2022.
Parent views on addressing mental health concerns in adolescents
Parent attitudes about CBD for children. Percent of parents who say CBD for kids.... should be regulated by the FDA (83%), should require a doctor's prescription (75%), may be a good option when other medications don't work (73%)
Parent perspectives on CBD use in children
Helmets and winter sports. Percent of parents reporting child helmet use during outdoor winter activities. Snowmobiling: 83% always, 10% sometimes, 5% never. Skiing/snowboarding: 73% always, 12% sometimes, 14% never. Sledding: 17% always, 14% sometimes, 67% never.
Keeping kids safe during outdoor winter activities
Percent rating as very likely to cause stress. 31%: Extra shopping/holiday tasks; 30%: keeping family healthy; 29%: household finances; 23%: planning for family gatherings; 22%: making special holiday meals; 14%: criticism from family members about holiday plans
'Tis the season to be...stressed?
Parent strategies to teach their child to show gratitude. Percent of parents who say child does this regularly. 88% say please and thank you. 60% do chores to help family. 37% donate toys or clothes. 36% say prayers of thanks.
Parent efforts to teach children about gratitude
Parent challenges monitoring children's use of social media apps. Percent of parents of kids 7-12 reporting challenges. 39% say it's too time-consuming to monitor use. 21% say they're unable to find the info needed to set up parental controls. 32% say children find ways to get around parental controls.
Sharing too soon? Children and social media apps
Parent views on fast food for kids. 85% say it is unhealthy for their kids. 84% say it is OK in moderation. 72% say it is a good option when stressed for time. 33% say it is good value for the money. 24% say it is less expensive than home-cooked meals
Parent views on fast food and family meals
Student worries for 2021-22 school year. Percent of parents reporting their child is worried about the following: 26% virtual school again, 24% being around large groups of kids, 22% being behind on academics, 22% getting along with friends
How a year of COVID influences views on start of school
Among parents of kids 3-11: 70% have not discussed COVID vaccine with child's doctor. Among parents of kids 12-18: 50% have not discussed COVID vaccine with child's doctor.
More parent-provider communication about COVID vaccine needed
Addressing developmental delay. When parents thought their child was behind, 82% sought help from a healthcare professional. 18% only looked up info online or asked friends/family.
Milestones: How parents understand child development