Sunday, August 26, 2007

What Makes Young People Happy?

Have you ever wondered what really makes young people happy?? Could it be money, or the latest fashion or a new car or the newest technical gadget?? Well actually, it is none of the above. Apparently what makes your teen the happiest is spending time with their family.

According to the results of a survey conducted by Associative Press and MTV, asking teens and young adults 13 to24, 100 questions, when asked the open-ended question, what makes them most happy? Nearly three quarters of them said their relationship with their parents makes them the happiest, followed by spending time with friends and finally with their boyfriend or girlfriend.

That should be a lesson to all of us when we think our teens and 20 something children don't want to be around us. Nothing could be further from the truth. So that is today's lesson. Spend time with your teens and adult children. They really want to be with you.

Happy Parenting


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