Children And Laughter
The Importance of Keeping Our Children
Research shows children laugh easily until about the age of 5 and then:
Peer pressure begins to appear
Responsibility begins to set in
And, as they grow older, laughter begins a steady decline
Grow up, Laugh Less: Why Is it So? – Life Inspiration Today, August 7, 2013
• In 2016-2017, 13.8 million children (or 18.8 percent of children) ages 0-17 years in the United States were reported to have a special health care need.
• Among children ages 3-17 who were reported as needing mental health services in the past 12 months, 80 percent received these services in 2016-2017.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration, October, 2018