Friday, September 3, 2010

scary statistics

I read this on another blog and felt it worth sharing here. What do you think?

What Is The Culture In Your Home Today?
Who Is Raising Your Children?
(shared from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families"
Stephen R. Covey)

Parent's time with kids:
-5 minutes with Dad
-20 minutes with Mom
(eating or TV)
Computer games
TV larger than life

Family Rituals
Each week a school-age child spends
-1.8 hours reading
5.6 hours doing homework
-21 hours watching TV
Adults watch 15 hours/week

Children's chance of growing up with both parents: less than 50%

Parents at Work
45-50-hour work week
More than 60% of children need day care because of parental work demands
Divorce rate 1 in 2
Single parent families increase 350%

Teachers' moral voice is silenced
Assaults on teachers up 700% since 1978

Juvenile Violent Crime
Up 500% from 1950's
Up 22% from 1990
75.8 incidents per 100,00

Most Americans know well only 3 in 5 neighbors

Extended Family
Live farther apart
Less frequent contact and involvement

60% of people feel religion is losing its influence on American life
90% feel the U.S. is slipping deeper into moral decline

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