Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics - America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007
Parents are spending 1/3 less time with their children as compared to
30 years ago and fewer than 5% of American children see their grandparents regularly.
• Approximately 50–60% of all children born in the 1990s will live in a home where there has been a divorce.
No rest for new moms: A record 59% of the 3.7 million mothers with infants are part of the work force today, nearly twice the rate as in 1976.
In a recent study of parents' worries by pediatricians
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, nearly 3/4 of parents said
they feared their children might be abducted. 1/3 of parents said this
was a frequent worry-a degree of fear greater than that held for any
other concern, including car accidents, sports injuries, or drug addiction.
Research has shown that the absence of a parent
from the home increases the child's risk. In addition, interviews with
perpetrators suggest that they look for vulnerable children. Such children
are young and appear to be isolated, depressed or lonely.