Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family Briefs

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A life of her own: If you're a single parent with a daughter, get a life and let her have one of her own. A life totally dedicated to one's child can be detrimental to girls, family counselor Gayle Powers says in the Daughters newsletter. "Girls often deny their own needs to take care of others," Powers says. "If a girl feels she has to take care of her parent, the only way she may be able to break out of that role is by getting really angry."

The woman of the family: Speaking of single parents, three out of 10 U.S. households were headed by women in 1996, according to new Census Bureau data. Women headed 29.2 million of the 99.6 million households in the country.

Kids' stuff: The good news is that more children are starting their education earlier and completing it with college. The bad news is that more children smoke and take drugs than in the past, says a new federal report that compiles previously released statistics. Other discouraging trends: Young black males increasingly have become victims of violent crime since the 1980s, and children from families with annual incomes of less than $15,000 are 22 times more likely to be abused and neglected than kids from families making $30,000 or more. …

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