Affluent Children Need More Love

A study finds affluent children suffer from more problems.
( [email protected] ) Apr 23, 2004 01:54 PM EDT

Christian family researchers are observing the need of raising godly family. According to a Columbia University study, children from the wealthiest homes found to be more suffering from anxiety, depression, and more drug problems than the children from the low income families.

Dr. Allan Carlson, president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, emphasized the importance of parents being with their children, especially when they are in their teens.

"To borrow a line from an old song, 'Money can't buy me love.' You're going to have to make some choices. The children are going to be there only for a relatively brief time in their teens, but it's a time when they really do need their parents," he said.

Howard Dayton, president of Crown Financial Ministries, said the best investment in life often has nothing to do with money.

"You've got to recognize that first and foremost your priority in life, after your relationship with Christ is to raise a godly family," Dayton said.

Dr. Simone Palmer, who used to be a successful pediatrician, gave up her medical profession ten years ago to stay with her two children.

"I wouldn't want to do it any other way," she said. "I got to know my kids again, I felt like I could be the devoted mom I should be and to do that well."