Nine Out Of 10 Parents Of Teens Confident In Their Parenting Skills

14/08/2014 16:58 | Updated 20 May 2015

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A new study has found that 90 of those who said they spent 'more than enough' time with their child rated themselves as 'very confident' in their parenting technique.


Conversely, over half (57 less likely to report low self-confidence in their parenting skills.

Interestingly, respondents who were 'very confident' cited poor parenting as the main issue facing teenagers, with one third claiming it was responsible for negative outcomes. But it seems their worries were about other people's children - when the question was posed about their own child, this shrank to just two per cent.

The research was conducted by counselling service Relate, which offers free online advice for parents who are concerned their teenage child may be engaging in risky behaviour.


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