The kids are actually ok

Every time I read a story on the “kids these days”. I roll my eyes. Sexting, Internet porn, grinding, twerking, blah, blah, blah. Get this:

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The teen birth rate in 2012 was a record low. It’s less than half what it was in 1991. The teen abortion rate is at an all time low. It’s less than half of what it was in the 1970’s, and is now at 38% of its peak in 1988. Even the teen pregnancy rate is at an all time low. It’s only 56% of its peak in 1990.

African American teens? All time low. Hispanic teens? All time low. Non-Hispanic White teens? All time low. Will that stop us from going on and on and on about the “good old days”, how sex is ruining everything, and how today’s kids are just the worst? I doubt it.

I swear, some day I’m going to get someone to fund me to do my “the sky isn’t falling” study. Funders? Pretty please?


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