Sharing parenting advice through social media. % of parents of children age 0-4 using social media for these topics: toilet training, 44%; getting kids to sleep, 42%; nutrition/breastfeeding, 37%; discipline, 37%; behavior problems, 33%; vaccination, 26%.
Sharing on parenting: Getting advice through social media
Do children have enough independence? Percent of parents who let their kids age 9-11 do the following without adult supervision: stay  home for 30-60 minutes, 58%; find item at store while parent is in another aisle, 50%; walk/bike to a friend's house, 33%; trick-or-treating with friends, 15%.
Promoting children's independence: What parents say vs do
Protecting children's health in poor air quality. Percent of parents who did the following when air quality was poor: 69% kept windows closed; 68% limited child's time outdoors; 47% had child avoid strenuous outdoor activities; 19% purchased/used home air filter; 11% had child wear mask when outdoors
Protecting children from poor air quality
Parents from lower-income household are more likely to view issues as a big problem for children 0-18. Low income: <$50,000. Middle income: $50,000-$99,999. High income: >/=$100,000. Unsafe neighborhoods: 46% low, 32% middle, and 22% high view it as a big problem. For bullying, 69% low, 57% middle, and 45% high view it as a big problem. For drinking/using drugs, 56% low, 52% middle, and 36% high view it as a big problem. For school violence, 61% low, 52% middle, and 42% high view it as a big problem.
Overuse of devices and social media top parent concerns
Parents who received instructions on when to use the portal are more satisfied with their ability to communicate with their child's provider
Making the most of your child's patient portal
Parent strategies to address anxiety-related belly pain in children 3-10 years old: talk with child about cause of anxiety, 71%; do breathing/relaxation exercises with child, 53%; distract child, 53%; allow child to miss school/activities, 16%.
Tummy troubles: How parents deal with their child's belly pain
Sorting out second-hand supplies: Percent of parents who are very likely to do the following when they receive or buy pre-owned child equipment. Inspect for signs of damage: 90%; sanitize it: 88%; look up how to use/set it up online: 55%; look up info on product recalls: 49%
Used but still safe? Parent views on pre-owned child equipment
Teen jos: Pros and cons. Percent of parents citing a positive or negative impact of teen's job. Positive impact: money management, 76%; self-esteem, 70%; time management, 63%; social life, 28%. Negative impact: sleep, 16%; activities, 11%; social life, 11%; grades, 4%.
Parents see upsides and downsides to teen jobs
Strategies to reduce teen vaping: percent of parents who think strategy would be effective. More enforcement of laws against selling to minors: 70%; increasing tax on vapes, 57%; limit advertisement on social media, 52%; require warning labels on vape packaging, 30%. Source: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 2023.
Are parents realistic about whether their child is vaping?
Parent practices when giving their children fever-reducing medication: 84% re-take temperature before giving another dose. 65% record the time of each dose. 26% give another dose to prevent a return fever. Source: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 2023.
Figuring out fever in children