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In the Era of Millennials and Stay-at-Home Dads, Has Parenting Fundamentally Changed?

In the Era of Millennials and Stay-at-Home Dads, Has Parenting Fundamentally Changed?

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

n an homage to modern dads, on Father’s Day this past June, Chicago columnist Heidi Stevens called out the softer, more caring adults that are portrayed in the media today.

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Rio: Inspiring Golden Opportunities

The 2016 Summer Olympics have come to an end and will be remembered as the event with awe-inspiring stories of hard work, dedication, amazing feats and chasing your dreams. During the past 16 days of…

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Is Pokemon Go for Kids?

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

It’s rated “E” for Everyone and has taken the world by storm in the few weeks since its launch. Unquestionably, Pokemon GO represents a breakthrough in augmented reality for adults. But, what is this…

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Trending: Ongoing Kid, Tween and Teen Feedback Panels

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

Target made headlines in the July 2016 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek for turning to youth advisors to help them reconfigure their clothing offerings for kids. By doing this,…

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Pearls of Wisdom: Millennial vs. Gen Z Editio

Spring is graduation season – a time of caps, gowns, diplomas, and graduation speeches, where speakers pass down ‘wisdom’ to the graduates.

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How “Z” Are You?

How “Z” Are You?

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

Here at YouthBeat, we’ve been surveying youth for more than a decade.  We had Millennials in our data set when they were teens, and we have Generation Z now.  This gives us the unique…

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Honoring National Reading Month

Honoring National Reading Month

Here at YouthBeat®, we value the importance of reading, and like those famous words from Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, we believe reading is the gateway to a better future.

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Kid Snacking Trends for 2016

Kid Snacking Trends for 2016

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

One of the questions we at YouthBeat® routinely get asked is, “What trends are impacting kids’ snacking?”  Over the last few years, we’ve seen a few things going on that food producers need to know…

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