Home > Kids > Values and Responsibilities > Fostering Independence > Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

12 of 13
what is the right age, mom hugging kid

Are Kids Growing Up Too Fast?


Wow — that was a whirlwind of some of the tough questions you'll probably encounter as a parent. That brings us to one final question: Are today's kids growing up too fast?

Have another idea for a poll you would like us to pose to parents? Please leave a comment.

Q: Do you think that today's kids are growing up so fast that they're missing out on a real childhood?

76% 

Definitely. I wish I could do something to slow things down and encourage my kids to be kids.

19% 

No – times have changed, and so has the definition of childhood.

4% 

No. The faster kids mature, the better!

915 Total votes cast.

Next: More popular galleries

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
Even low doses of caffeine can have an effect on your child's health. Since the FDA doesn't require caffeine content on food labels, learn about hidden sources of caffeine in kids' diets.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!