It's not easy being a parent today—but you already knew that, didn't you? Most modern moms are very concerned about the complexities of life and the challenges of raising kids these days, according to a new survey released by Save the Children and Shriver Media that discovered some interesting insights about how mothers feel.
Here are some of the highlights:
Those stats are pretty depressing, but nine out of 10 of the moms surveyed still said they were very or somewhat optimistic about their children's future. That's because women recognize that there are challenges to raising kids, but they're also resilient, says Maria Shriver, founder of Shriver Media. In my experience, at least, she's right on—my mom is the toughest lady I know. It's refreshing to see that so many women aren't willing to give up in the face of adversity.
While all that optimism is great, it's even better to make your voice heard. That's why moms—and dads, and all Americans of voting age—need to get out and vote during this election season. It's not about what political party you're in, emphasizes Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, but what matters is that you speak up to help bring about the changes that concern you most. It's so simple, and yet plenty of people willingly give up that right by not making it to the polls. Don't let that be you—your child's future is too important.