East or West, Home is Best

Great news! According to a survey by the AP and MTV news, young people between 13-24 like being with their family best. This from an article appearing in the PI today. From the article:

"Spending time with family was the top answer to that open-ended question, according to an extensive survey -- more than 100 questions asked of 1,280 people ages 13 to 24 -- conducted by The Associated Press and MTV on the nature of happiness among America's young people.

Next was spending time with friends, followed by time with a significant other. And even better for parents: Nearly three-quarters of young people say their relationship with their parents makes them happy."

A lot of kids in those age groups especially middle/high school like to act as if family is the last thing on their minds. Turns out it's the first.


Jet City mom said…
Its ironic that the day I heard about this, I was planning a big barbeque for dinner- my husband has been taking time off to do stuff around the house- my college grad daughter was up for a few days to visit from Portland & my high school senior daughter had just arrived home from her summer job on Vashon.

However- by late afternoon it was just H & I. Each of the girls had "other plans", and were off.

I will note from my observations as a school volunteer however, that kids, even high school age, pay much more attention to adult behavior and advice than you might think.

( Even if sometimes I am reminded of a toddler drawing on the wall at the same time telling himself " no, no". They know what they should be doing, it's just that sometimes they can't bring themselves to do it)

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