Parenting Trends to Expect in 2015
Just like everything changes with time, so do parenting trends. I mean, if you think about it, it wasn't that long ago that kids were expected to seen, but not heard and spanking was pretty much accepted. But these days, a lot of people think raising kids those ways is harsh and inappropriate.
Yahoo dug up a bunch of info and came up with a list of parenthood changes and trends that we can expect in 2015. Here are a few of them:
- “Defining” baby names will rule – Instead of just giving babies names, babies will be given names that really suggest how parents want their kids to be seen. Names such as "Titan," "Royal," and "Saint" are names we should expect to hear this year.
- Stay-at-home-dads become a real thing – Most stay-at-home parents are moms, but the number of stay-at-home dads is increasing. In 2012, the number of dads staying home was 16%, up 10% from 1989. That percentage is expected to climb in 2015.
- Kids’ school lunches will continue to be a hot-button topic – School lunches were revamped in 2012 because of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which mandated that schools offer more fresh fruit and whole grains and less junk food. But a ton of kids hate the food schools are offering, so the backlash against the new food is expected to grow in 2015.
- Teens will be partying less – Alcohol and drug use among America's teens is on the decline with 8th, 10th, and 12th graders reported significantly less alcohol use than they did five years ago. That number is expected to continue to decrease.