Positive Parenting: Kids like being kids!
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Breaking news for all the parents out there: apparently kids like being kids! Robyn Greene explains in this week's Positive Parenting.
I was shopping for shoes the other day and had two little girls trying on their favorite heels and pretending they were in high school, and I wanted so bad to tell them, "Please don't grow up too fast!" Well looks like I'm getting my wish. Gone are the days of a little Tom Hanks, wishing he could be big. According to a recent survey by Nickelodeon, 85% of children ages eight to 14 like being their age. And three out of four kids said they were in no hurry to grow up. That hasn't always been the case. Researchers say at the turn of the century, kids wanted to be older. So what's changed? Several research groups have found that parents are much more focused on their children than they were in past generations, spending more money and time on their little ones. The days are over of "kids are to be seen not heard." Children these days report a more positive relationship with their parents. Researchers say basically, kids just have it good at home. Another change? Experts say during this tough economy, kids see what their parents are going through, and think, "Yeah I don't need to be big just yet." --- Robyn Greene, Positive Parenting, Good Morning Idaho