Times have changed a lot since today’s parents were children, there’s no doubting that. There was an article floating around a while back, with a “First Grade Readiness Checklist” that had been published in 1979. Several of the items were pretty simple and to be expected of today’s first graders, like the ability to tell left from right, or to count out ten pennies. Some of the things, however, are a little more controversial in how different they are from today (like how many baby teeth the child has lost) but there was one that especially caused conversation:
Can he travel alone in the neighborhood (four to eight blocks) to store, school, playground, or to a friend’s home?
Can you imagine, in 2015, a parent letting their six-year old walk 8 blocks to the store? It’s just not how things are done any more, because times are different.
We recently surveyed more than 3,000 Life360 users (Chosen based on US location, Circle Admins, who have used the app for 90+ days) and found some things that we find interesting about families today.
How does your family compare to our findings? Is there anything here that’s surprising to you?
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