7/7: Kids and Sports

Carol Anne Riddell is a veteran reporter who specializes in issues dealing with children.  She is also a mother.  And, when she talked with the Marist Poll’s John Sparks, they discussed sports and what it teaches our children.  Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Carol Anne Riddell John Sparks Carol Anne, the Marist Poll did a survey asking about people’s favorite childhood sport.  Did you play sports growing up as a child? Listen to Part 1: Powered by Podbean.com Carol Anne Riddell Yeah, I did a bit.  I guess my favorite things were probably tennis and lacrosse. ... 

6/25: Kids Today More Difficult to Raise…Teens Most Troublesome

June 25, 2009 by  
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Most U.S. residents — 83% — believe it’s harder to raise a child today than it was in previous generations.  This includes eight in ten households with children younger than 18. ©istockphoto.com/hannamonika Although more than three-quarters of Americans across the age spectrum say the current generation is more difficult to bring up, older Americans tip the scales.   A whopping 90% of those 60 years of age or older think this is the case, 82% between the ages of 45 and 59 agree, and 79% of Americans 30 to 44 years old share this view.  A similar proportion of residents 29 years... 

6/25: Parenting Advice from the Trenches

June 25, 2009 by  
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Kids…when it comes to parenting, even the littlest angels can be devils.  In her new book, 13 is the New 18, author and Associated Press columnist and editor, Beth Harpaz, shares her experiences raising a trying teenager.  When Harpaz spoke with The Marist Poll’s John Sparks, she offered her insights, advice, and reassurance to parents that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  The transcript to the interview is below. Beth Harpaz (Photo Credit: Tina Fineberg) John Sparks Beth, the Marist Poll conducted a national survey and asked folks which stage they thought was the most...