I have three kids, age 14, 12, and almost 10. They’re awesome, if I do say so myself. So I’m not one of those people who thinks that kids are going to hell in a hand basket. If you read mass media, however, you’d think that kids were the worst we’ve ever seen. It’s like everyone is that proverbial old man shaking his fist at the sky, shouting “get off my lawn!”
They’re wrong. So wrong. And even though we’ve done episodes like this before, new data exist. So once again – why kids today are so awesome is the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.
For those of you who want to read more:
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
- Youth Online: High School YRBS
- Today’s teens… less than you did