A new national study in Canada says teens are experiencing better ties with their parents “than any teen cohort in the past 30 years.”
Teens are reporting a greater degree of understanding between themselves and their parents: just 39 per cent are troubled about not being understood, compared to 58 per cent in 1992. Weekly arguments are down from 52 percent a decade ago to 42 per cent.
Close to 80 percent of youth are receiving high levels of enjoyment from their moms, 75 percent from dads, up about 10 points in the past 8 years.
Two years ago a large survey sample in the U.S. pointed to the same trend:
Poll: What Makes Teens Happy? … Family Ties