NEW JERSEY Rated #1 for Raising Your Children!

By mark-slade January 26, 2012

New Jersey is on the receiving end of many jabs—high taxes, congested highways, Jersey Shore—but it turns out the Garden State is the best place to raise a healthy, well-rounded child.

Love this amazing photo by Joy Yagid of Maplewood

New Jersey ranked No. 1 in the latest Child Well-Being Index, released by the Foundation for Child Development and published on the Today show’s Moms page. The state edged out Massachusetts in the rankings, with New Hampshire, Utah and Connecticut rounding out the top five spots…

…Seven markers factor into the Child Well-Being Index: family economic well-being, health, safe/risky behavior, education attainment, community engagement, social relationships and emotional/spiritual well-being.

Of the seven, New Jersey only hit No. 1 in one category: social relationships; but this was enough to give NEW JERSEY its #1 Rank!

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Mark Slade
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