The kids aren’t alright, many American adults believe. More than two-thirds of adults think children today are less healthy than previous generations of youngsters, and more than 75 percent believe kids’ mental health is also worse, a new survey finds. “Our findings clash with the American dream of expecting that the quality of life will continue getting better for future generations
said lead author Dr. Gary Freed, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
“We have made remarkable gains in preventing communicable diseases, advancing technology and developing cures that have significantly reduced children’s illness and death over the last century,” Freed added in a university news release.”However, we are clearly falling short in addressing challenges affecting children’s health today, including mental health, bullying, safety and obesity,” he said. More