Statistics November December 2011


2 OUT OF 3  parents in the U.K. think
children should have plenty of free time–but 2 out of 3 parents
also say it’s “important that my child’s time is filled with

For more great articles like this, subscribe to our magazine. SUMMER SALE! Only $15 for one year!

24% The percentage of kids born to a married
couple who’ll see their parents divorce or separate by age 12.

45% The percent-age of moms with kids under age
6 who, if given an extra hour to themselves during the day, would
choose to read or sleep.

900% The increase in children born to unmarried
parents from 1940 to 2007.

Children's Ministry Local Training

14 The number of children who suffer injuries
from falling out of windows each day in the U.S.

“Lying may be the most common underage offense.  A kid will
start telling you things that aren’t true long before he even
realizes it’s naughty…When he starts to understand that he’s
bending the truth-as early as age three or four-it’s actually a
sign of cognitive development.”  Brad Tuttle in “Why do
Children Lie, Cheat, and Steal?” in Real Simple Family

50.2% The percentage of babies under age 1 who
are white and not Hispanic, according to the 2010 Census, a
sharp decline from 57.6% just 10 years earlier.

#1 food source for calcium, vitamin D, and
potassium in America for kids?  MILK

14.7 million children, or 20%, were living in
poverty in 2009 in the U.S.-an increase of 2.5 million kids since

10 The age of “CyFi,” a computer hacker who
attended DefCon, a conference tailored for hackers and government
computer security experts aimed at staying one step ahead of

Finding Help in Smaller Churches

BRAIN FOOD  Lutein is important for infant
development of memory and learning parts of the brain.  Want
to help you little ones remember about Jesus?  Encourage
parents to serve food with lutein, such as leafy greens, eggs,
apples, or kiwi.  Source:

CHRIST-LESS-MASS?  Only 4% of adults ages
25 to 34 in the U.K. believe the most important part of Christmas
is its religious meaning.  Translation:  Parents are
unlikely to tell their preschoolers about Jesus’ birth, even if
they celebrate Christmas.  So encourage your preschoolers
to spread the news?  Source: Church of England

you have for distracted kids on Sunday morning?  1 in 10 kids
ages 4 to 17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with ADHD.  Kids
ages 4 to 10 were less likely to take medication than those 11 to
17.  Source:

KIDS IN FOSTER CARE At the end of 2009, there
were 423,773 children in foster care in the U.S., according to the
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
(AFCARS).  Kids age 11 to 15 make up 24% of all foster
kids.  Source:

national volunteer rate dipped slightly from 26.8% to 26.3% in
2010, but the number of hours served by volunteers stayed about the
same at 8.1 billion hours, according to the annual; Volunteering in
America report.  Source:


No more wasted time on newsletters parents aren’t reading! Start getting the ease and professionalism of the Parenting Christian Kids newsletter for just $6.67 $4.99 a month. Hurry! This offer is valid for a limited time!


About Author

Children's Ministry Magazine

Children's Ministry Magazine is the most read magazine for people who minister to children from birth through sixth grade. We're partnering with you to make Jesus irresistible to kids.

Leave A Reply