Encouraging Spirituality in Teens Without Forcing Participation

December 19, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Teen Avoiding Family Holiday Religion
Presented by Health Lab

Families with more religious beliefs surrounding the holidays find it more challenging to maintain their traditions as their children age. Findings from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan Health suggest that parents differ in handling children rebelling against religious traditions. Susan Woolford, M.D., Mott poll co-director and Mott pediatrician, discusses how children become more independent with their own beliefs and lifestyle choices, and how some family traditions are becoming less important to current generations.

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