Highlights State of the Kid 2015

Giving kids a national platform to share their thoughts on their experiences growing up today.

State of the Kid 2015 Results

Each year for our State of the Kid™ report, we try to select topics that allow us to give unique insight into how kids view the world they live in. This year we focused on discipline, indulgence, and competition.

  • We explored kids' feelings when they are disciplined and their thoughts on whether discipline was effective. We then asked how they would discipline their own children.
  • We asked how parents responded when kids asked them to buy them something (and what, if anything, kids did to convince them). We also asked if children received an allowance and if they did chores to earn it.
  • We questioned how kids felt about participation trophies. Should everyone get recognition or only the winners?

As in the past, kids' responses were sometimes funny, consistently thoughtful and honest, and unfailingly informative. We hope that you find what kids have to say as fascinating as we did.

Download the 2015 Report

By the Numbers


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In Their Own Words

Sometimes funny, always interesting, here are some of our favorite quotes from this year's report.

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