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Positive ageing encompasses the various ways in which older adults approach life challenges associated with ageing and how certain approaches allow older adults to age in a more positive way. The concept of positive ageing is gaining attention in the literature as an approach to health and well-being that incorporates a range of factors in the lives of older adults. These factors encourage an understanding of older adults as rounded individuals—rather than a series of health issues—and go beyond the aspiration to promote only physical and mental health, which is sometimes unachievable in older age.
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At the same time, in some societies, the role of religion has diminished, and people are becoming increasingly secular. And so parents are confronting a complex dilemma: While they may not be religious themselves, they were raised with religion, and they feel a nagging obligation to do the same for their children, in a myriad of ways and for a multitude of reasons. But how necessary is religion, really? And does raising your child religious actually make them a better—or happier—person?
Religion and spirituality are similar but not identical concepts. Religion is often viewed as more institutionally based, more structured, and involving more traditional activities, rituals and practices. Spirituality refers to the intangible and immaterial and thus may be considered a more general term, not associated with a particular group or organization.
Children usually acquire the religious views of their parentsalthough they may also be influenced by others they communicate with such as peers and teachers. Most Christian denominations practice infant baptism  to enter children into the faith. Some form of confirmation ritual occurs when the child has reached the age of reason and voluntarily accepts the religion.
A new study suggests that growing up in a religious household can be a mixed blessing for childhood development. The findings, published in the journal Religionsshow that children raised in religious families tend to have enhanced social and psychological skills but may perform less well academically, compared to their non-religious peers. The results suggest that parental religiosity can be a mixed blessing that produces significant gains in social psychological development among third-graders while potentially undermining academic performance, particularly in math and science.
Jump to main content. Little is known about the influences of religious beliefs and practices on parenting adolescents. Yet religious beliefs and practices have the potential to profoundly influence many aspects of life, including approaches to parenting. This is particularly relevant with increasing diversity of religious affiliations in contemporary British society.
Polling and Analysis. Highly religious Americans are happier and more involved with family but are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices. A new Pew Research Center study of the ways religion influences the daily lives of Americans finds that people who are highly religious are more engaged with their extended families, more likely to volunteer, more involved in their communities and generally happier with the way things are going in their lives.
Decision making about sexual practices and family formation has become complex for those who identify with counter-cultural and sub-cultural groups or who simply ascribe to traditional views about sexuality and family life. The widening gap between modern and traditional family norms and values has created an internal dissonance between societal and group specific beliefs about many aspects of sex, marriage, and family. This suggests that there is a dissonance between many young adults professed beliefs and goals and their practices.