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Why send your child to YTC? The research shows…

Home Alone

Although most kids believe their own schedule is “just about right,” many adults may not be comforted by the considerable number of youngsters reporting that they spend several afternoons a week at home without an adult present. A recent study of eighth graders from a range of economic and ethnic backgrounds showed that children who care for themselves for 11 or more hours per week were twice as likely to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana as children who were supervised.

(Caring for Your School-Aged Child: 5-12, American Academy of Pediatrics 1999.)  From:  “All Work and No Play” (Public Agenda, 2004)

Did you know..

  • There is a state law that all people 14 and under must wear a bike helmet when riding?  Click HERE for a  pamphelet on bike safety.
  • “According to the American Sleep Disorders Association, the average teenager needs around 9.5 hours of sleep per night, possibly because hormones that are critical to growth and sexual maturation are released mostly during slumber. Yet studies show that teenagers generally get an average of only 7.4 hours a night. This is far short of the desired quota for healthy teens.” From


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