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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?

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

75% 

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

21% 

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

4% 

No. The faster kids mature, the better!

1014 Total votes cast.

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