My favorite magazine as a child was Highlights. Do you remember it?
They had the best games in the back…find the items that are different in the pictures. Highlights also does an annual State of the Kid survey…it’s a glimpse into what children are thinking and feeling about themselves, their families and the future.
- When asked what they like best about themselves, girls said a physical feature, whereas boys said their intelligence.
- There are strong differences in what boys and girls hope to be when they grow up: Boys’ top picks included athlete, scientist, engineer, and video game designer. Girls aspire to be veterinarians and teachers, but also models, actresses and singers.
- Kids report an average allowance of $3-5 a week, down sharply from a decade ago. The majority also report that they must do chores in exchange for an allowance.
- Nearly a third of kids think they will personally travel to space in their lifetime. They also expect to see some other new inventions, including flying cars and helper robots.
Do these results give you hope or concern for your future?