It must be Church of Nativity week here on the blog. First, we lift a post from the pastor, and now…
Christopher Wesley called my attention to Tara Parker-Pope’s New York Times Magazine article which suggests that The Kids Are More Than All Right and that the current generation is, well, a bit boring when it comes to bad behavior.
> Teenagers are smoking far less pot than their parents did at the same age.
> Adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and most illegal drugs is also far lower than it was 30 years ago.
> Today’s teenagers are also far less likely to have sex or get pregnant compared with their parent’s generation
While health officials say drug use and teenage pregnancy rates are higher here in the States than most other developed nations, the trends are improving. Good News about today’s teens, eh?