Getting Better All the Time."Ask any teen: growing up today feels tougher than ever," Hillary Rodham Rodham is an English surname which may refer to a number of persons or places. People
Family of Hillary Rodham Clinton
In the social sciences context, the state of feeling estranged or separated from one's milieu, work, products of work, or self. and violence that can overwhelm o·ver·whelm
tr.v. o·ver·whelmed, o·ver·whelm·ing, o·ver·whelms
1. To surge over and submerge; engulf: waves overwhelming the rocky shoreline.
a. a troubled teen."
It's difficult to know how today's teens could compare their troubles to those of past generations, but many statistical indicators show that the lives of children in general, and teens in particular, are actually improving.
"Children are living healthier and safer lives than ever before," concludes Kimberly M. Thompson, assistant professor of analysis and decision science at Harvard, in the April 2000 issue of Risk in Perspective. Looking back a century, Thompson points out that today's children Today's Children was the first nationally syndicated radio soap opera in the United States. Created and written by Irna Phillips, it aired from flagship station WMAQ in Chicago from 1932 to 1938, and later in national syndication (without the involvement of WMAQ) from 1943 can expect to live 30 extra years. As for Hillary's teenagers, they're best off not listening to politically motivated adults and relaxing a little bit instead. Their world is far from perfect, but it's also a place where death before the end of one's second decade is decidedly less likely than it once was.