*Attention parents*: Your kids are worried about you.
When KidsHealth, a website run by the Nemours Children’s Health System, surveyed its young readers, it found that 46 percent of them worried about their parent’s health. Another 69 percent wanted to see their parents make changes to improve their health and wellness.
And while we all want to be around as long as possible for our kids – and, someday, our grandchildren – nearly 10 percent of all Americans will lose a parent before they turn 20.
That’s according to a 2010 piece in The Wall Street Journal, which chronicled the difficulties those children face as adults.
“I’d give up a year of my life for just half a day with my parents,” Jonathan Herman, a New York healthcare executive told the Journal. “I’ve had friends complain that they have to drive to see their parents for Thanksgiving. I tell them: I’d do anything to spend Thanksgiving with my parents.”